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The 2014 International AIDS Conference will take place 20-25th July 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.

Stop TB Partnership mourns loss of colleagues

Glenn Thomas and Joep Lange victims in MH17 plane crash.

Stop TB Partnership will be hosted by UNOPS from 2015

The decision was made at the 25th Board meeting.

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29 July - TB REACH Spotlight: Nomadic tribe in Nigeria makes significant gains in TB ...TB REACH Spotlight: Nomadic tribe in Nigeria makes significant gains in TB case detection
29 July 2014 – Adamawa, Nigeria - Adamawa is the only state in Nigeria where the nomadic Koma tribe lives and an estimated 90% of the state’s population are nomadic pastoralists. These groups are at an increased risk of developing and dying from TB due to their poor living conditions, low knowledge ...

28 July - Community Wide Active-Case Finding using GeneXpert MTB/RIF in VietnamCommunity Wide Active-Case Finding using GeneXpert MTB/RIF in Vietnam
28 July 2014 – Vietnam - Vietnam is one of the WHO’s 22 high TB burden countries with an estimated prevalence of 200,000 (218 per 100,000) cases, including 18,000 (20 per 100,000) deaths from this disease in 2012. The most recent TB prevalence survey in Vietnam, in 2006-2007, revealed a substantial ...

28 July - Vietnam on a path towards eliminating TB: KNCV Vietnam on a path towards eliminating TB: KNCV
News from Partners 28 July 2014 - The Hague/Geneva - KNCV has a longstanding partnership with Vietnam of almost thirty years (since 1985). Today, Vietnam is a country in transition, both economically and in epidemiological terms. The TB epidemic is estimated to be over its peak. Vietnam's suc...

28 July - TAG launches Pipeline Report: Updates on research for TB drugs, vaccines an...TAG launches Pipeline Report: Updates on research for TB drugs, vaccines and diagnostics
News from Partners In July 2014, TAG and HIV i-Based launched the 2014 Pipeline Report. The report highlights updates in new treatment, diagnosis, and preventive measures for TB. It also shows the slow progress due to lack of political will and industry commitment to fund TB research. This repor...

28 July - Screening health care workers in ZambiaScreening health care workers in Zambia
News from Partners 24 July 2014 - The Hague / Geneva - KNCV, in collaboration with FHI360, supported the screening of health care workers for TB in 15 facilities in Ndola district in Zambia. In the first year 62 percent of 1619 health care workers were screened, 5 percent of those had presumptiv...

28 July - With 75% of patients now enrolled in the STREAM MDR-TB trial, investigators...With 75% of patients now enrolled in the STREAM MDR-TB trial, investigators meet to discuss progress and next steps
News from Partners 28 July 2014 - With three-quarters of the expected patients now enrolled in the STREAM clinical trial of a shortened MDR-TB regimen, investigators and partners working on the trial met in Johannesburg, South Africa on 8-9 July to discuss progress and next steps. STREAM – w...

28 July - Chen-Yuan Chiang of The Union: Changing the landscape for TB and lung healt...Chen-Yuan Chiang of The Union: Changing the landscape for TB and lung health
28 July 2014 - “The Union is a pathfinder. What’s important about our projects is not their size, but how they show the way forward,” says Dr Chen-Yuan Chiang, a tuberculosis expert and Director of the Department of Lung Health and Non-Communicable Diseases. Over the past decade, he has played...

28 July - 17th Conference of The Union Latin America Region to be held next month in ...17th Conference of The Union Latin America Region to be held next month in Peru
News from Partners 28 July 2014 - Lima, Peru - The Union’s Latin America Region members, supported by The Union Office in Peru, are preparing to gather for their 17th region conference on Friday, 22 August from 08:00 to 019:00, at the Hotel Las Dunas in Ica, Peru. The theme of the conference will...

25 July - TB care for former prisioners in AzerbaijanTB care for former prisioners in Azerbaijan
News from Partners 25 July 2014 – Baku/Geneva - Azerbaijan was one of the first countries in the region to introduce DOTS (in 1995); however, early implementation had been flawed and country-wide coverage was reached only 10 years later. The Ministry of Health (MOH) has the overall responsibi...

10 July - Dying for a cure: R&D for global health Dying for a cure: R&D for global health
July 10, 2014 – London/Geneva – A new report by the All-party Parliamentary Group (APPG) suggests a slew of measures to address the failings of commercially driven Research & Development (R&D) to address Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases. The report recommends increasing UK’s funding for R...

28 July - European Advanced Course in Clinical Tuberculosis (22-24 September 2014)European Advanced Course in Clinical Tuberculosis (22-24 September 2014)
News from Partners 28 July 2014 - KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation will organize a 3-day course on Tuberculosis (TB) in Amsterdam on 22-24 September 2014, together with Filha, TBNET and University of Tartu, Estonia. The target group for the course is clinicians and allied professionals interested in ...

28 July - Abstract submission open for the 2015 Union North America ConferenceAbstract submission open for the 2015 Union North America Conference
28 July - The 19th Annual Conference of The Union North America Region will be held on 26-28 February 2015 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia. Considered as the premier tuberculosis conference in North America, this meeting is attended by researchers, scientists...

24 July - eCompliance technology gains new ground to help in patient identificationeCompliance technology gains new ground to help in patient identification
24 July 2014 - India - Operation ASHA’s eCompliance technology featured at CAMTech (Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies). CAMTech's mission is to accelerate medical technology innovation and build entrepreneurial capacity to improve health outcomes in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). CAMTech was born out of a collaboration between The Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and a few other partners.

22 July - From Rhetoric to Reality: An Analysis of Efforts to Scale Up the Response...From Rhetoric to Reality: An Analysis of Efforts to Scale Up The Response to TB-HIV
22 July 2014 - Melbourne, Australia - A new research report from ACTION global health shows that joint TB-HIV activities are neglected by HIV programs and overwhelmingly carried out by TB programs, and that global guidelines to address TB-HIV have not been prioritized by leading donors and affected countries.

21 July - New drug treatment could dramatically speed up TB cureNew drug treatment could dramatically speed up TB cure
21 July 2014 - Melbourne, Australia - A new combination of drugs means that drug-resistant TB can be cured in as little as four months instead of two years, according to research presented today at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.

21 July - Cameroon TB/HIV Country Dialogue: Prisoners, Refugees and HealthCare...Cameroon TB/HIV Country Dialogue: Prisoners, Refugees and HealthCare personnel take part of the process
21 July 2014 - Cameroon - In the framework of the new funding model of the Global Fund, the Stop TB Partnership commits to fund technical assistance activities to ensure that TB communities engage through the country dialogue process. The CSO FIS (For Impact and social health) which received a grant from the Partnership, conducted focus groups with TB keys affected populations (refugees, prisoners and medical personnel) in Bertoua (East region of Cameroon) as part of the Cameroon country dialogue process.

17 July - Latin American workshop on civil society’s fight against tuberculosis...Latin American workshop on civil society’s fight against tuberculosis focuses on helping countries understand Global Fund’s new funding model
17 July 2014 - Lima, Peru - Community representatives from eight countries got together in Lima for the inauguration of a Latin American Workshop that was held in order for countries to understand the issues surrounding the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria’s New Funding Model, and their role in that process.

16 July - The Stop TB Partnership to move its Secretariat from WHO to UNOPSThe Stop TB Partnership to move its Secretariat from WHO to UNOPS
16 July 2014 - Seattle, USA - The Stop TB Partnership decided today to move its Secretariat from the World Health Organization to the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) early in 2015.

14 July - Stop TB Partnership Board meets to strengthen coordination, advocacy...Stop TB Partnership Board meets to strengthen coordination, advocacy, scale up of the global TB efforts
14 July 2014 - Seattle, USA - The 25th Board meeting of the Stop TB Partnership will take important decisions on arrangements to strengthen its strategic effort, especially advocacy, post 2015 work and coordination efforts as well as the continuous engagement with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The meeting, which is hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at their Seattle office, will also hear about progress on work to change the language and messages for TB that would engage more people and generate more support for the fight against the disease in the current global environment.

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The Stop TB Partnership is leading the way to a world without tuberculosis (TB), a disease that is curable but still kills three people every minute. Our mission is to serve every person who is vulnerable to TB and ensure that high-quality treatment is available to all. Our partners are a collective force that is transforming the fight against TB in more than 100 countries. They include international and technical organizations, government programmes, research and funding agencies, foundations, NGOs, civil society and community groups and the private sector.