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TDR and WHO launch a new digital health research toolkit for TB care

TDR, in partnership with the World Health Organization Global TB Program, has developed an interactive web-based toolkit that supports national TB programs and other partners to conduct implementation research designed to evaluate digital technologies for TB care.

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Webinar recording: Overcoming the drug-resistant TB crisis in children and adolescents

To mark World Children’s Day and World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, the World Health Organization conducted an #EndTB webinar on 20 November 2020 to discuss the impact of drug-resistant TB on children, adolescents and their families.

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Tereza Kasaeva: Overcoming the drug-resistant TB crisis in children and adolescents

–ěn the occasion of World Children's Day and World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, Dr Tereza Kasaeva, Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Program delivered a special message highlighting the challenges of overcoming the drug-resistant TB crisis in children and adolescents.

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World Diabetes Day: Putting a spotlight on the dual burden of diabetes and TB

14 November 2020, Geneva | Tuberculosis (TB) remains the world’s top infectious killer claiming 1.4 million lives in 2019. As we mark World Diabetes Day on 14th November, we need to underscore the role of diabetes as a key driver for TB and a risk factor for poor tuberculosis treatment outcomes in people with diabetes. Diabetes is also associated with a two-fold risk of death during TB treatment and a four-fold risk of TB relapse after treatment completion. Diabetes is associated with a 2-3 times increased risk of TB, including drug resistant TB. Evidence suggests that the risk of TB increases with poorly managed diabetes. Diabetes was the cause of TB in an estimated 350,000 people in 2019 – many of which could have been prevented had diabetes been prevented or well managed. Diabetes and TB place a heavy dual burden on those ill with both diseases.

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WHO webinar: Overcoming the drug-resistant TB crisis in children and adolescents

To mark World Children’s Day and World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, the World Health Organization (WHO) is organizing an #EndTB Webinar on 20 November 2020 to discuss the impact of drug-resistant TB on children, adolescents and their families.

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SHINE trial on shorter treatment for children with minimal TB

TB treatment can be shortened from six to four months in 80% of children.

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Progress towards achieving global TB targets

UN Secretary-General outlines priority recommendations to accelerate the TB response and reach targets.

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2020 Global TB Report app

The new version of the World Health Organization (WHO) 2020 Global TB Report app is now available for free download in English, French and Russian.

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Call for case studies focusing on programmatic innovations in TB prevention and care, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Program is collecting case studies to document innovative approaches and lessons learnt to improve provision of TB services in times of COVID-19. As a first step, WHO invites staff from national TB programs and technical partners engaged in this field to send a short one-page abstract of relevant activities via this form.

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WHO: Global TB progress at risk

Global TB Report 2020: Access to TB services remains a challenge; global targets for prevention and treatment will likely be missed without urgent action and investments.

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