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17 April - Stop TB Partnership issues request for proposals to conduct an...Stop TB Partnership issues request for proposals to conduct an independent external evaluation
17 April 2014 - Geneva - As required by its donors and as per its operational framework, the Stop TB Partnership needs to have an Independent External Evaluation undertaken. This will be a ‘value for money’ evaluation covering the period 2007 to 2013. Accordingly, a Request for proposals (RFP) has been developed and you may download it along with the associated Annex and standard forms.

14 April - Call for candidates for the Stop TB Partnership Task Force to create...Call for candidates for the Stop TB Partnership Task Force to create the Global Plan to Stop TB 2016 - 2020
The Stop TB Partnership is going to develop the Global Plan to Stop TB 2016 - 2020, following up on the Global Plan 2006 - 2015.

07 April - Rwanda, 20 years on: an inspiration for health systems strengtheningRwanda, 20 years on: an inspiration for health systems strengthening
07 April 2014 - Geneva - Two decades on and the stories are coming out to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide; a conflict that claimed nearly a million lives and displaced another two million. It was an almost unimaginable tragedy in which the ethnic conflict between the Hutus and Tutsis exploded across the Great Lakes Region of Africa, also affecting DR Congo, Burundi and Uganda as well.

04 April - Stop TB Partnership seeks a Transition Manager...Stop TB Partnership seeks a Transition Manager, Location: Geneva, Switzerland
The Stop TB Partnership is seeking the services of a Transition Manager (short-term consultancy) to provide project management support and coordination on matters relating to the proposed transition of the Stop TB Partnership from WHO to UNOPS.

02 April - Stop TB Partnership and the Global Fund urge AU Finance Ministers...Stop TB Partnership and the Global Fund urge AU Finance Ministers to Make Health a Priority
02 April 2014 - Abuja/Geneva - African Union finance ministers came together last week to discuss ways to push industrialisation in the continent, but failed to underscore the need for increased investments in health to address challenges such as tuberculosis.

31 March - The world gets grade F in terms of its effort on TB: Bill GatesThe world gets grade F in terms of its effort on TB: Bill Gates
31 March, 2014 - Stockholm/Geneva - At an event held at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet on March 31st, Bill Gates, Co-chair, Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health, Public Educator at Gapminder Foundation, debated the end of extreme poverty.

26 March - Southern African countries commit to address TB in the mining sectorSouthern African countries commit to address TB in the mining sector
26 March 2014 - In a unique event that took place on 25 March in Johannesburg, South Africa, high level representatives from Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Namibia agreed to go towards a regional harmonization approach in addressing tuberculosis in mining. This implies going forward in having common systems for tracking and tracing patients through common referral procedures and common databases applying the same treatment regimens and protocols, and ensuring that communities and families of miners with TB are screened and subsequently rolled-out.

24 March - Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership...Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership commemorates World TB Day
24 March 2014 - Johannesburg - We are well into 2014 with the 2015 MDG deadline fast approaching. Inventions and innovations, scientific discoveries, incredible advances in technology - even with all this, there are still more than 2 billion people infected with TB in the world and 9 million new TB cases every year. 1.3 million die every year. Sadly, 3 million are missed by health systems and they do not have access to proper diagnosis, treatment, follow up and the care that they deserve and need.

24 March - Statement: BRICS Countries Call for United Action to Advance Global...Statement: BRICS Countries Call for United Action to Advance Global Progress Against Tuberculosis
24 March 2014 - BRICS countries have joined together on World TB Day to call for united action against tuberculosis (TB) - a disease responsible for more deaths in the last 200 years than any other disease. By prioritizing TB in domestic investments, BRICS countries aim to control and ultimately eliminate TB.

21 March - WHO, Stop TB Partnership and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria...WHO, Stop TB Partnership and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria launch joint brochure on Reaching the 3 Million for World TB Day
12 March 2014 - Of the nine million people a year who get sick with TB, three million of them are ‘missed’ by health systems. On World TB Day this year, we call for a global effort to find, treat and cure all those ill with TB and accelerate progress towards zero TB deaths, infections, suffering and stigma.

20 March - Progress in diagnosing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: Innovative project...Progress in diagnosing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: Innovative project expands access to new tests
20 March 2014 - Geneva - Almost half a million people fell ill with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in 2012, yet less than one in 4 of these people was diagnosed, mainly due to a lack of access to quality diagnostic services.

19 March - US$13.9 million in new funding announced for TB REACH Wave 4 projectsUS$13.9 million in new funding announced for TB REACH Wave 4 projects
19 March 2014 - The Stop TB Partnership’s Coordinating Board has approved US$13.9 million in new funding for partners implementing TB REACH projects.

18 March - Documentary on TB in Swaziland: Return of the PlagueDocumentary on TB in Swaziland: Return of the Plague
18 March 2014 - In the southern African nation of Swaziland, around a quarter of all adults are now HIV positive. With so many now living with compromised immune systems, tuberculosis, which had been in decline for decades, has made a dramatic comeback. Now it has a foothold once more, new mutations are evolving fast, meaning the disease threatens the lives of the healthy as well as those with HIV.

17 March - TB Vaccines Fourth Global Forum: Call for Abstracts and Registration OpenTB Vaccines Fourth Global Forum: Call for Abstracts and Registration Open
The Advisory Panel and Organizing Committee for the 4th Global Forum on TB Vaccines welcome the submission of abstracts that share new developments, new approaches and research findings in the field of TB vaccine research and development. Young investigators* are particularly encouraged to share the results from their research.

13 March - Young scientists invited to apply for 2014 Walter Guerrero CiqueroTB...Young scientists invited to apply for 2014 Walter Guerrero CiqueroTB fellowship
13 March 2014 - Lausanne, Switzerland - The European Respiratory Society (ERS) is inviting applications for the 2014 Walther Guerrero Ciquero TB Fellowship. The fellowship provides an opportunity for a young scientist to learn research techniques not currently practiced in their home country.

12 March - Tuberculosis control in big cities and urban risk groups in the European...Tuberculosis control in big cities and urban risk groups in the European Union: A consensus statement
12 March 2014 - In low-incidence countries in the European Union (EU), tuberculosis (TB) is concentrated in big cities, especially among certain urban high-risk groups including immigrants from TB high-incidence countries, homeless people, and those with a history of drug and alcohol misuse. Elimination of TB in European big cities requires control measures focused on multiple layers of the urban population. The particular complexities of major EU metropolises, for example high population density and social structure, create specific opportunities for transmission, but also enable targeted TB control interventions, not efficient in the general population, to be effective or cost effective. Lessons can be learnt from across the EU and this consensus statement on TB control in big cities and urban risk groups was prepared by a working group representing various EU big cities, brought together on the initiative of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. The consensus statement describes general and specific social, educational, operational, organisational, legal and monitoring TB control interventions in EU big cities, as well as providing recommendations for big city TB control, based upon a conceptual TB transmission and control model.

07 March - Launch of new funding model: Lost momentum and missed opportunityLaunch of new funding model: Lost momentum and missed opportunity
The Communities Delegation abstained from the transition from the 3rd to 4th replenishment period decision point, one of 6 in succession of remaining decisions made to fully launch the new funding model. The attached includes the transcript of the intervention during the Board Meeting.

06 March - Europe approves bedaquiline for MDR-TBEurope approves bedaquiline for MDR-TB
06 March 2014 - Beerse, Belgium - The European Medicines Agency just approved bedaquiline (trade name Sirturo) for treating pulmonary MDR-TB in adults.

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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.