Items tagged with TB programs

Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility holds Annual Suppliers Meeting (post with simple image)

04 May 2017 - Lao PDR - More than 25 partner organizations gathered in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR for the 2017 Annual Global Drug Facility (GDF) Suppliers Meeting on 25 - 27 April. Participants included representatives from generic and innovator manufacturers of anti-tuberculosis (TB) medicines, freight forwarding and logistics companies, quality control agencies, IDA Foundation, Vietnam and Lao PDR National TB Programs (NTPs), WHO, the Global Fund, USAID, the US Pharmacopeia’s Promoting the Quality of Medicines program, and GDF staff.

Odesa joins Zero TB Cities Initiative (post with simple image)

On May 30th, 2017, in Odesa, Ukraine, the Mayor of Odesa Gennadiy Trukhanov signed the ‘Declaration of Interest to Alignment of Odesa city with the Zero TB Initiative’ with Stop TB Partnership. This makes Odesa the first city in Ukraine and entire region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia joining the initiative.

Ukrainian officials meet international TB organizations (post with simple image)

On 31 May 2017, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine hosted a meeting with the participation of international guests – Baroness Alison Suttie, Life Peer in the UK House of Lords, Lucica Ditiu, Executive Director of the STOP TB Partnership, Colleen Daniels, Human Rights, Gender and TB/HIV Advisor. Ukrainian stakeholders were represented by the Deputy Minister of Health Oxana Syvak, Head of the National Center for Public Health Nataliya Nizova, and Andrey Klepikov, Executive Director of the Alliance of Public Health with the Alliance’s TB team on board. The WHO was represented by Head of Country Office to Ukraine Dr. Marthe Everard.

Balti joins Zero TB Cities Initiative (post with simple image)

On June 29th, 2017, in Balti, Moldova, the Vice Mayor of Balti Igor Sheremet and Executive Director of the Stop TB Partnership Dr. Lucica Ditiu signed the ‘Declaration of Interest: Alignment with the Zero TB Initiative’. Balti becomes the second city in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia joining the initiative after Odesa joined it on May 30th, 2017.

‘Africans must work hard to eliminate TB’ (post with simple image)

The Executive Director of Afro Global Alliance, a health advocacy group, Chief Austin Obiefuna, has urged Africans to work hard to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) from the system.

Advocates call on Kenyan DLTLD to adopt new TB test (post with simple image)

TB advocates urge the Kenyan Division of Leprosy, Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (DLTLD) to introduce a new, simple, and rapid TB test, TB LAM, which detects TB antigens in urine, and is an important tool for detecting TB in certain populations living with HIV.

Advocates call on Indian authorities to ensure immediate access to delamanid (post with simple image)

TB advocates urge the Indian government to develop a concrete plan for introducing delamanid.

Stephen Lewis: TB in India: rhetoric vs. reality (post with simple image)

Statement by AIDS-Free World Co-Director Stephen Lewis upon returning from an October fact-finding trip to Mumbai and Delhi to assess TB in India.

Phase III clinical trial results at the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health: Implications for the field (post with simple image)

Preliminary results from two phase III drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) clinical trials were presented at the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health: stage 1 of the STREAM trial and the Otsuka 213 delamanid trial.

Romania to double 2018 budget for TB (post with simple image)

Following pressure from civil society, the Romanian Ministry of Health announced that it plans to double the budget of the National TB program in 2018 “to ensure access to diagnosis and treatment for patients with tuberculosis”.

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