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WHO Rapid Communication: TB preventive treatment

The World Health Organization announces forthcoming updates on TB preventive treatment.

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WHO public consultation for Target Product Profiles for TB screening tests

The World Health Organization (WHO) is in the process of updating high-priority Target Product Profiles (TPPs) for TB screening tests.

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Identifying common opportunistic infections among people with advanced HIV disease

WHO releases a policy brief summarizing key WHO guidance on identifying the primary opportunistic infections among people with advanced HIV disease, including TB.

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Evidence and research gaps identified during development of policy guidelines for TB, 2nd edition

WHO publishes a document summarizing evidence gaps articulated in various WHO TB policy guidance to help steer innovation towards sustainable public health interventions required to end TB.

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Call for case studies and best practices: Adaptation and implementation of WHO MAF-TB

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Program launched a call for case studies and best practices on adaptation and implementation of WHO’s Multisectoral Accountability Framework to end TB (MAF-TB). Political leaders, country officials within and beyond the health sector, program managers, civil society and affected communities, the private sector, UN agencies, partners, funders, and other governmental and non-governmental TB stakeholders are invited to submit examples of relevant case studies.

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Call to Action: Shorter and more effective treatment for all people suffering from drug-resistant TB

Sign up for a Call to Action for accelerating the implementation of shorter and more effective treatment for all people with drug-resistant TB.

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Let communities lead: #EndAIDS #EndTB

1 December 2023 | Genev -- World AIDS Day 2023 this year focuses on unleashing the full potential of community leadership to enable the end of AIDS. People and communities affected by tuberculosis (TB) are critical stakeholders in ending both TB and HIV.

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New guidance documents to support implementation of next generation sequencing to detect DR-TB

The World Health Organization issues two new guidance documents to support implementation of next generation sequencing to detect drug-resistant TB.

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Global meeting on strengthening public-private provider engagement outlines key actions to accelerate the TB response towards reaching commitments made by world leaders at the 2023 UN HLM on TB

Over 130 participants from countries, partners and civil society came together at the Global Meeting of the Working Group on Public-Private Mix for TB prevention and care (PPM Working Group). The meeting, held on 12 November in Paris, France, was convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Stop TB Partnership with support from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Global Fund. The meeting was organized on the sidelines of the 53rd Union World Conference on Lung Health.

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WHO launches new e-course on the management of TB in children and adolescents

On World Children’s Day, that commemorates the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, WHO is announcing the launch of a new e-course on the management of tuberculosis in children and adolescents. The course will contribute towards ensuring universal access to TB prevention and care for children and adolescents.

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