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TAG annual R&D report on TB

TB research was underfunded in 2013.

2014 Kochon Prize nominees

Three outstanding nominees up for prestigious award.

Stop TB Partnership at the Union Conference

The Union Conference is held in Barcelona this year.

Chair of the Stop TB Board in Washington and New York

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi emphasized the critical role of US support.

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22 October - Invitation to bid for the selection of First Line anti-TB drugsInvitation to bid for the selection of First Line anti-TB drugs
22 October 2014 - Geneva - On behalf of the Global Drug Facility (GDF) of the Stop TB Partnership, IDA Foundation, the GDF contracted procurement agent invites all eligible suppliers to submit a bid for the First Line anti-TB drugs described in this Invitation to Bid (ITB).

22 October - TB Research: Why Should Everyone Be WorriedTB Research: Why Should Everyone Be Worried
October 22, 2014 - Geneva - More than a million and a half people die from tuberculosis every year. One third of the world’s population is infected with TB and of those, 10% will develop active TB during their lifetime. TB is airborne and we are all at risk. In spite of these facts, we are fighting TB with archaic tools - we use the same vaccine and drugs that our grandparents did. But there are not enough investments in TB research, to make treatment accessible, drugs cheaper, regimens shorter and diagnostics more accurate.

21 October - Stop TB USA invites applications for Executive Direction positionStop TB USA invites applications for Executive Direction position
21 October 2014 - Washington, D.C. - With the pending retirement of Sue Etkind, the current Executive Director of Stop TB USA, the Partnership is announcing the posting of the Executive Director position. This is a part time (23 hrs/week) contracted position with the American Thoracic Society that has location flexibility. The Executive Director has overall responsibility for execution and expansion of the strategic vision, mission and programs of Stop TB USA, and requires skills in leadership and management, communications, and partner and community engagement.

20 October - TB CARE I Coalition Wins USAID's New Challenge TB ProgramTB CARE I Coalition Wins USAID's New Challenge TB Program
20 October 2014 - The Hague, Netherlands - The coalition of organizations that currently carry out the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) TB CARE I program and two new partners have been selected to implement the new five year program ‘Challenge TB’. In the next five years USAID will invest 525 million dollars through this program, to accelerate the global fight against TB.

07 October - Three organizations shortlisted for prestigious 2014 Kochon PrizeThree organizations shortlisted for prestigious 2014 Kochon Prize
07 October 2014 - Geneva, Switzerland - Three outstanding organizations have been shortlisted for the 2014 Kochon Prize. The theme for this year focused on innovators working with TB communities to reach the three million people who are missed every year.

06 October - Civil society, tuberculosis and Global Fund processesCivil society, tuberculosis and Global Fund processes
06 October 2014 - Geneva, Switzerland - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, along with the Stop TB Partnership, TB Europe Coalition and the Global Coalition of TB Activists are holding a workshop on civil society, TB and Global Fund processes on 29 October.

06 October - Poverty Reduction and Regional Integration: first workshop on...Poverty Reduction and Regional Integration: first workshop on the comparative analysis of SADC and UNASUR health policies (PRARI)
06 October 2014 - Argentina - The first workshop of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) Chapter took place on the 19th of June of this year. This event was organized by the International Relations Area at FLACSO Argentina. After the presentation of the project, the team discussed progress and challenges in regional cooperation in health in the UNASUR region.

03 October - USAID Announces "Challenge TB" Award to Fight TuberculosisUSAID Announces "Challenge TB" Award to Fight Tuberculosis
03 October 2014 - Washington, D.C. - USAID’s Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition has awarded a five-year, cooperative agreement (up to $525 million) to a coalition of partners to implement the agency’s global tuberculosis strategy.

29 September - The Union announces complete programme of the 45th World...The Union announces complete programme of the 45th World Conference on Lung Health
29 September 2014 - Around 3000 attendees from government, civil society, the private sector and the research and academic communities are expected to convene in Barcelona from 28 October - 1 November.

29 September - TB Alliance and UNITAID to Host Symposium on the Pediatric...TB Alliance and UNITAID to Host Symposium on the Pediatric TB Drug Market
29 September 2014 - Tuberculosis is one of the top killers of children worldwide. However, despite the extent of the problem, child-friendly TB treatments, correctly dosed and properly formulated, are not available on the market. Despite the urgent need for child-friendly TB formulations, market barriers remain a challenge. As a result, care providers today have poor treatment options to help children suffering from tuberculosis.

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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.