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OVERDUE: Including pregnant participants in TB research webinar

The SMART4TB Consortium will host a webinar on 20 June 2024 about the consensus process and statement for earlier inclusion of pregnant women and persons in TB research. Simultaneous translation will be available in French, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.

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RESIST-TB June 2024 newsletter

RESIST-TB released its June 2024 newsletter with the latest updates and research publications on drug-resistant TB.

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Activists call on South African government to make TB a political priority

TB activists call for the disease to be made a political priority in the country and demand multisectoral departmental accountability.

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Urgent call for Europe to improve treatment access for TB

Many TB medicines and formulations accessible in lower- and middle-income countries remain unaffordable or unavailable in Europe.

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South Africa: Slow progress after decision to make TB prevention pills more widely available

Besides preventing illness and death, TB preventive treatment (TPT) is estimated to be highly cost-effective. Yet, uptake of TPT is not what it could be in South Africa. Tiyese Jeranji asks how much has changed since the Department of Health last year decided to make TPT much more widely available.

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WHO publishes updated list of priorities for paediatric formulations of TB medicines

WHO publishes the report of the second meeting of PADO-TB2 group providing an updated list of priorities for paediatric formulations of TB medicines.

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IJTLD June 2024 issue now online

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD) is the official publication of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

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Civil society statement delivered at the WHO Director-General’s TB Vaccine Accelerator Council

Mike Frick, TAG TB Project Co-Director, delivered comments as a civil society representative at the WHO Director-General’s TB Vaccine Accelerator Council meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. 

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Kochi Declaration 2024: International leadership summit of medical associations

First-ever International leadership summit of medical associations on achieving UN High-Level Meeting targets to end TB concludes with the Kochi Declaration.

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WHO #EndTB webinar: WHO guidance on conducting reviews of TB programs

The World Health Organization (WHO) will host a global webinar on 5 June 2024 on its newly-released guidance on conducting reviews of TB programs and undertaking TB epidemiological reviews and assessments of TB surveillance and vital registration systems.

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