2nd Global Plan regional consultation in BangkokInnovate in engaging communities & private sector to achieve targets
Global Plan to Stop TB 2016-2020 Online ConsultationThe virtual consultation will run through 10 August 2015
Stop TB Partnership calls for Urgent Actionon Antimicrobial Resistance at the United Nations in New York
CDC annual meeting concludes in AtlantaDifferent aspects of TB and HIV interventions discussed
Unrecognized heroes working in TB"Unrecognized Heroes Working in TB": Stop TB Partnership announces call for 2015 Kochon Prize
29 June - Expanding access to drug-resistant TB services in India: moving closer...Expanding access to drug-resistant TB services in India: moving closer to the patients
29 June 2015 - India, the second highest populous country in the world -- accounts for the highest share of TB incidence cases globally. Among its 1.2 billion population, 2.1 million TB cases are estimated to occur annually. This translates to a quarter of the global TB incidence. In order to effectively address this challenge, the country implemented the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) in 1997 achieving complete national coverage in the year 2006. The RNTCP detects and treats approximately 1.5 million cases annually. TB elimination however is not achievable unless drug-resistant TB - the most critical challenge in recent times -- is not effectively addressed. Diagnosis and the management of drug-resistant TB poses greater challenges due to the complexity of diagnosis, its long duration in treatment and the potentially toxic drugs. Additionally, the high cost in resources, the transformation of clinical management into public health management settings, and the need for specialists’ support for management make it even more challenging. The annual estimated number of multidrug-resistant (MDR-TB) cases among the notified pulmonary TB cases is 61,000 -- which is the highest among all countries.
25 June - Joint TB-HIV collaboration in India saves countless lives: together...Joint TB-HIV collaboration in India saves countless lives: together we can and we will
25 June 2015 - India -- *Meena visited the government hospital in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh with cough and fever symptoms. Her sputum test revealed that she had TB. She was put on DOTS (anti-TB treatment). She was additionally counselled to get an HIV test done, which is a standard for TB care in India. Meena, however, chose not to get tested for HIV. When the TB health visitor made a home visit, he found that her HIV status was not known and she was once again advised to get the test done. She still did not comply. Under the TB-HIV Collaboration Framework, a line list of patients is shared. This list showed that Meena was recommended an HIV test, but had missed it. She was once again counselled and motivated to undergo the test. Finally, due to persistent efforts of healthcare providers, she got herself tested for the HIV virus. Her test results turned out to be HIV positive. She was immediately referred to the nearby Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART) center, along with treatment for TB. She was initiated on ART and after regular TB treatment for a duration of six months, she was completely cured of TB while she continued on ART.
25 June - DR-TB Scale-up Treatment Action Team (STAT)DR-TB Scale-up Treatment Action Team (STAT)
25 June 2015 - In March 2015, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership, SWIFT Response Project, Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), Treatment Action Group (TAG) and 84 other organisations issued a call to action urging global health actors and the TB community to form a consortium with the objective of meeting time-bound, concrete targets for scaling up use of new drugs in DR-TB treatment
24 June - Global Plan to Stop TB: Second regional consultation in Bangkok...Global Plan to Stop TB: Second regional consultation in Bangkok -- innovate in engaging communities and private sector to achieve the 90-(90)-90 targets
24 June 2015 - Bangkok, Thailand - The second of four regional consultations on the Global Plan to Stop TB 2016-2020 reinforced the importance for a paradigm-shift in the way TB is fought in countries, underlying the importance of engaging the private sector, the need for community-led demand and for innovations in care delivery.
24 June - STREAM clinical trial reaches recruitment targetSTREAM clinical trial reaches recruitment target
24 June 2015 - The STREAM clinical trial has enrolled its 400th patient, meeting the recruitment target for Stage 1 of the comparison of a shorter 9-month treatment regimen for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) with the World Health Organization-approved treatment regimen.
24 June - Screening diabetes patients for TB proves effective at community...Screening diabetes patients for TB proves effective at community health level in China
24 June 2015 - The Union has been providing technical support to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Control and Prevention-Tuberculosis (CAP-TB) project in China, a five-year project designed to improve case detection and treatment for multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region of China, Myanmar and Thailand. One of the components of the project, which began in 2011, has been to detect TB earlier in high-risk groups, such as people with diabetes mellitus.
24 June - Two long-serving Union TB experts to transition to new roles and...Two long-serving Union TB experts to transition to new roles and positions
24 June 2015 - Dr Arnaud Trébucq of France and Dr Hans L Rieder of Switzerland, two of The Union’s long-standing and highly regarded tuberculosis experts, are transitioning to new roles and positions this spring.
24 June - Liverpool to host the 47th Union World Conference on Lung HealthLiverpool to host the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health
24 June 2015 - The Union Board of Directors is pleased to announce that ACC Liverpool in Liverpool, UK has been chosen to host the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health in 2016.
12 June - Towards a TB free Swaziland: Cabinet Minister and his community...Towards a TB free Swaziland: Cabinet Minister and his community constituency soccer teams in action
12 June 2015 - Swaziland - In an effort to contribute to intensified TB case finding targets of the National TB Strategy (2015-2019) whose main objective is To detect and enrol 40,000 TB cases cumulatively on treatment from 2015 to 2019, SAfAIDS and a cabinet Minister for Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs, organised a soccer tournament that was preceded by a dialogue on TB on 15 May. This was an innovative way of reaching out to soccer stars with information and services on TB as well as updating them on the Global Fund Processes on the joint TB and HIV concept note development.
10 June - Stop TB Partnership launches 2-month online consultation...Stop TB Partnership launches 2-month online consultation for the Global Plan to Stop TB 2016-2020
10 June 2015 - Geneva, Switzerland - The Stop TB Partnership is today launching the online consultation into the first public draft of the Global Plan to Stop TB 2016-2020. The consultation process is open to everyone to share information, ideas and experiences, and, will run from 10 June to 10 August 2015.
06 June - Pakistan makes headway in TB care: 10 day joint monitoring...Pakistan makes headway in TB care: 10 day joint monitoring mission to the country to help achieve the 2020 TB vision
06 June 2015 - Pakistan - The Government of Pakistan, along with the Stop TB Partnership, WHO and other technical and donor partners recently concluded a ten-day joint monitoring mission to review Pakistan’s National TB Control Programme.
05 June - Global HIV & TB: Heightened Impact - CDC annual meeting concludes...Global HIV & TB: Heightened Impact - CDC annual meeting concludes in Atlanta
05 June 2015 - Today concludes a full week of packed sessions that the new CDC Division of Global HIV & TB had as part of their Annual Meeting under the overall umbrella Global HIV & TB: Heightened Impact.
01 Jume - The Union’s IMDP offers course on Strategy Planning and...The Union’s IMDP offers course on Strategy Planning and Innovation
01 June 2015 - The Union's International Management Development Programme (IMDP) strengthens global health systems by training public health professionals in specific management competencies that are essential for health programmes to provide quality care for patients.
29 May - Profiling the Nothing for Us without Us (NUWU) Project.Profiling the Nothing for Us without Us (NUWU) Project.
29 May 2015 - Ghana - As part of efforts to increase participation of TB affected communities in the response to TB in Ghana, the West Africa AIDS Foundation with support from STOP TB partnership-International in 2014 rolled out a program titled "Nothing for Us Without Us". This initiative was aimed at empowering people who are either infected or affected with TB to be actively engaged in the discourse of TB programming and TB management in Ghana.
28 May - Operation ASHA round upOperation ASHA round up
28 May - India - Operation ASHA’s President Dr. Shelly Batra was invited on World TB Day this year to give a presentation in Washington D.C. to the U.S. Senate, as part of an advocacy endeavour. This was to raise awareness about the need to accelerate efforts towards TB eradication.
28 May - 68th World Health Assembly Concludes in Geneva with Key Commitments by...68th World Health Assembly Concludes in Geneva with Key Commitments by BRICS Countries on TB
28 May 2015 - The 68th World Health Assembly, which gathered Ministers of Health from around the world to make key decisions on global health matters, concluded today in Geneva. The Stop TB Partnership met with Ministers of Health to advance key TB issues, organized side events, and ensured a strong voice for the TB community during the meeting.
27 May - "Unrecognized Heroes Working in TB": Stop TB Partnership announces..."Unrecognized Heroes Working in TB": Stop TB Partnership announces call for 2015 Kochon Prize
27 May 2015 - Geneva, Switzerland - Day by day, unknown and unrecognized people make miracles happen for those suffering because of TB. They are health workers, community workers, volunteers, researchers and all types of service providers. They battle restlessly with TB, and their efforts are making a huge impact in the lives of those affected by the disease -- but they are rarely recognized for their huge efforts and impact.
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We set goals to fight TB globally. We grant funds to reach and treat people living with TB. We strive to raise the profile and understanding of TB. We bring the voice of TB communities to the fore. We procure drugs and diagnostics.
We work together with our partners to create a world without TB.
We are the Stop TB Partnership.