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WHO consultation on guidance development for conducting TB programme reviews

28 July 2022 | Geneva -- Over 130 participants from countries, civil society, affected communities, partners and the private sector joined a virtual consultation organized by WHO’s Global TB Programme on the development of guidance for conducting reviews of TB programmes.

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Guidance, tools and support for countries transitioning to digital, case-based surveillance for TB

26 July 2022 | Geneva -- Over 300 representatives from countries and partners joined the webinar on “Strengthening TB surveillance: supporting countries to transition to case-based, digital surveillance”.

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Call for expressions of interest: Expert(s) to conduct systematic literature reviews of the evidence on TB and diabetes

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Program in collaboration with the Noncommunicable Diseases Department has initiated a process to review the evidence on TB and diabetes and the related interventions to address the joint burden of TB and diabetes.

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Call for expressions of interest: Expert(s) to conduct systematic reviews of the evidence on TB health-related risk factors

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Program has initiated a process to review the evidence on the relative risks of health-related risk factors (alcohol use disorders, diabetes, HIV, tobacco smoking and undernutrition) that drive the TB epidemic globally. WHO is, therefore, seeking expressions of interest from academic institutions or other entities with relevant expertise and experience to perform the systematic reviews, synthesis and quality assessment of the available data.

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Call for submissions: Best practices on the engagement of affected communities and civil society in ending TB

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Program launched a call for submissions of best practices on the engagement of affected communities and civil society to accelerate progress to end TB.

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Urgent call for better use of existing vaccines and development of new vaccines to tackle AMR

The World Health Organization releases the first-ever report on the pipeline of the vaccines currently in development to prevent infections caused by antimicrobial-resistant bacterial pathogens.

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WHO announces updates on its guidance on TB care and support

The World Health Organization releases updated guidelines and a new operational handbook on TB care and support to improve the quality of life and better outcomes for people with TB.

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WHO #EndTB webinar: Strengthening TB surveillance

The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the University of Oslo, will host a webinar on 8 July 2022 on the guidance, products and support for implementation that is available to countries to fully transition to case-based, digital surveillance systems for TB.

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Report from the scoping consultation on severe bacterial infections among people with advanced HIV disease

The World Health Organization (WHO) convened a scoping consultation on severe bacterial infections (SBIs) in advanced HIV disease (AHD), consulting with academics, program managers and civil society representatives.

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WHO Town Hall for civil society and affected communities on ending TB

On 9 June 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) will convene a civil society Town Hall on ending TB in close collaboration with the WHO Civil Society Task Force on TB. The Town Hall will be led by WHO Director-General, senior WHO leadership and members of the Task Force.

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