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Global Plan to Stop TB 2016-2020

Task force meets for 2nd time in Barcelona

Barcelona Declaration

Representatives from nine countries sign Declaration

TB REACH case studies

New and improved ways of finding people living with TB.

Another year - same trends

Statement by Dr Lucica Ditiu on new Global TB Report

2014 Kochon Prize Winner

REACH Ethiopia wins this year's prize

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13 November - Do you know how the 22 high TB burden countries are using the new...Do you know how the 22 high TB burden countries are using the new "Xpert MTB/RIF" test?
13 November 2014 - Geneva, Switzerland - A new study found that the use of the Xpert MTB/RIF test in the 22 high TB burden countries is primarily limited to people in whom drug resistant TB is suspected or to a lesser extent people living with HIV in whom TB needs to be diagnosed. The exceptions are South Africa, Brazil and Russia who currently recommend this test for all people in whom TB is suspected. South Africa alone had procured 66% of the tests procured globally.

06 November - Out Of Step: Deadly implementation gaps in the TB responseOut Of Step: Deadly implementation gaps in the TB response
06 November 2014 - Deadly gaps in care and outmoded policies and practices are fuelling the global drug resistant TB (DR-TB) crisis, said Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a new report, ‘Out of Step’, released 30 October 2014, at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in, Barcelona. Based on a survey of more than 30 indicators in eight high TB burden countries, MSF’s research reveals that efforts to control the epidemic are dangerously out of step with international recommendations and proven best practices, leaving drug resistant forms of TB to spread unabated.

30 October - Work on the Global Plan to Stop TB 2016-2020 Progresses: Task Force...Work on the Global Plan to Stop TB 2016-2020 Progresses: Task Force Meets in Barcelona
05 November 2014 - Geneva - The development of the Global Plan to Stop TB 2016-2020 continued to gather momentum in Barcelona as the Task Force met for the second time on 29 October during the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Chaired by Dr Paula Fujiwara, Scientific Director for the Union, the task force is comprised of partners from TB-Mac/LSHTM, IHME, USAID, Portland VA Medical Center, Brazil's Country Programme representative, RESULTS UK, UNSGO/UNAIDS, Global Coalition of TB Activists, WHO's Global TB Programme and the Stop TB Partnership Secretariat reached a consensus on key features of the next Global Plan.

30 October - New white paper documents Lilly’s philanthropic effort to expand...New white paper documents Lilly’s philanthropic effort to expand access to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis medicines
30 October 2014 - USA - Today Eli Lilly and Company published details of its long-standing technology transfer program to increase the global supply of medicines for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Begun in 2003, the effort included Lilly donating manufacturing technology and know-how for two antibiotics to pharmaceutical manufacturers in China, India, Russia and South Africa - all MDR-TB ‘hot spots.’ It also served as the foundation for the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership, the company’s largest-ever philanthropic effort.

29 October - Stop TB Partnership commends first ever creation of Global TB...Stop TB Partnership commends first ever creation of Global TB Caucus and signing of Barcelona Declaration on TB
29 October 2014 - Barcelona, Spain - The Stop TB Partnership welcomed the signing of the Barcelona Declaration by political representatives from nine countries spanning five continents, formalizing their commitment to work together for accelerated action and significant investment in the fight against tuberculosis. It was signed by representatives from Brazil, Canada, France, Kenya, India, South Africa, Tanzania, the United Kingdom and the United States.

29 October - TB Control: High time to think outside the box, says Minister of...TB Control: High time to think outside the box, says Minister of Health for India
29 October 2014 - Barcelona, Spain - The Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan today said that it is high time that global tuberculosis (TB) control measures took faster and unconventional steps to end the TB epidemic which causes 1.5 million deaths annually. Global TB control has to think outside the box, he added. Ending the TB epidemic in Asia is of prime importance as the region accounts for more than 50% of global TB cases.

28 October - REACH Ethiopia sets the bar high as winner of this year's Stop TB...REACH Ethiopia sets the bar high as winner of this year's Stop TB Partnership Kochon Prize
28 October 2014 - Barcelona, Spain - The 2014 Kochon Prize prize was awarded to REACH Ethiopia today at the Global TB Symposium, an annual event at the 45th World Conference of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. The team are a small locally registered entity who successfully implemented a TB REACH project in the Sidama zone of Ethiopia.

28 October - High level meeting between Ministers of Health for South Africa...High level meeting between Ministers of Health for South Africa and India and senior leaders of the Stop TB Partnership
28 October 2014 - Barcelona - Ahead of the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health, senior leaders at the Stop TB Partnership today met with Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health for South Africa and Chair of the Stop TB Partnership Board, and Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Health and Family Welfare for India. The high level meeting provided a platform to discuss some of the major advocacy opportunities planned for 2015 and the post-2015 agenda, as well as to feed into the development of the Global Plan to Stop TB 2016-2020.

27 October - Dr Lucica Ditiu at the 45th Union Conference in BarcelonaDr Lucica Ditiu at the 45th Union Conference in Barcelona
27 October 2014 - Barcelona - Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary, Stop TB Partnership spoke to National Press Foundation, at the 45th Union Conference, in Barcelona, on inadequate funding for TB and the challenge of multi drug-resistant TB.

27 October - Now Released: TB REACH case studies on improved case findingNow Released: TB REACH case studies on improved case finding
27 October 2014 - Geneva/Barcelona - Stop TB Partnership’s flagship initiative, TB REACH, has compiled and released a series of case studies on new and improved ways of finding people living with TB.

26 October - First international parliamentarian TB summit to precede the Union...First international parliamentarian TB summit to precede the Union World Conference on Lung Health
26 October 2014 - Barcelona, Spain - The Global TB Summit, an inaugural meeting bringing together elected parliamentarians from across the world, will take place for the first time on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 October, a few days prior to the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health, in Barcelona.

24 October - Civil society not involved enough in National TB Programmes to combat...Civil society not involved enough in National TB Programmes to combat drug-resistant TB: Report
24 October 2014 - Geneva - There needs to be greater involvement of civil society in national TB programmes across the European region to address drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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