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WHO releases new global lists of high-burden countries

The World Health Organization releases new global lists of high-burden countries for TB, HIV-associated TB and drug-resistant TB.

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WHO announces updates on the treatment of drug-susceptible TB

14 June 2021, Geneva | A rapid communication released by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Programme announced updates to the current treatment regimen for people with TB. A review of evidence by WHO has shown similar performance of a shorter treatment regimen compared to the current standard regimen, both in terms of efficacy and safety. The 4-month regimen, which is shorter, effective and all-oral, would be a preference for many patients and also national TB programmes, allowing faster cure and easing the burden on both patients and the healthcare system. Shortened treatment has the potential to improve adherence and reduce patient and health system costs.

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High-level side event: Ending TB deaths among people with HIV - recording now available online

On 7 June 2021, the World Health Organization hosted a special high-level event on the side-lines of the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS.

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High-level event: Global drive to scale up TB prevention

On 16 June 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) will host a special high-level event to discuss key actions needed at global and country level to scale up TB prevention strategies and drive progress towards achieving the 2022 UN High-Level Meeting target on TB preventive treatment.

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High-level side event: Ending TB deaths among people with HIV

The World Health Organization will host a special high-level event on the side-lines of the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS on 7 June 2021.

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Webinar: WHO TB Knowledge Sharing Platform

The World Health Organization (WHO) will host a webinar on 3 June 2021 to provide a live hands-on overview of the functionalities of the new WHO TB Knowledge Sharing Platform.

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Programmatic innovations to address challenges in TB prevention and care during the COVID-19 pandemic

20 May 2021, Geneva | The World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Programme is pleased to share its first report of country case studies on programmatic innovations that are being implemented to overcome challenges in tuberculosis (TB) prevention and care, created or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Development of updated WHO guidelines on the management of TB in children and adolescents

The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening a Guideline Development Group (GDG) to advise on updates needed to its recommendations on the management of tuberculosis (TB) in children and adolescents.

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PPM Working Group Mini-Meet

A special Mini-Meet of the Working Group on Public-Private Mix for TB Prevention and Care (PPM Working Group) will be held virtually on 20 May 2021 in an interactive format. The meeting is open to all participants.

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Joint statement: WHO Director-General and the Civil Society Task Force on TB

Urgent actions to stop preventable deaths and suffering due to TB and recover gains lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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