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Laying the foundation for an a...

TB technical experts and civil society representatives from eight country groups, as well ...

BRICS Health Ministers

Make Historic Commitments in the Fight Against TB

Close the biggest gap of all

World AIDS Day Statement by Dr Lucica Ditiu

Latvia to host conference on TB in Europe

First European ministerial conference on TB

New Home, New Year, New Opportunities

Stop TB Partnership begins a new chapter of its existence on 1 January

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15 December - Laying the foundation for an ambitious Global Plan 2016-2020Laying the foundation for an ambitious Global Plan 2016-2020
15 December 2014 – Geneva, Switzerland – TB technical experts and civil society representatives from eight country groups, as well as experts from WHO and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, met today to lay the foundation for an ambitious Global Plan to Stop TB 2016-2020. ...

16 December - Latvia to host ground-breaking conference on TB in EuropeLatvia to host ground-breaking conference on TB in Europe
16 December 2014 - Geneva, Switzerland - Latvia holding the Presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2015 will host the first European ministerial conference on tuberculosis and drug resistance on the 31st of March in Riga.

16 December - Mumbai Mission for Tuberculosis (TB) Control, IndiaMumbai Mission for Tuberculosis (TB) Control, India
Mumbai, which is the economic hub of India, is one of the largest, most densely populated cities in the world, and has been experiencing an unprecedented epidemic of drug-resistant TB in a background of ongoing HIV epidemic. Like other large and rapidly growing urban areas in India, Mumbai has a health system which does not have adequate infrastructure, expertise and other resources equally dispersed across the city.

12 December - Gamechanger: USAID and Janssen Therapeutics announce US$30 million...Gamechanger: USAID and Janssen Therapeutics announce US$30 million worth of free bedaquiline to treat drug-resistant TB
12th December, 2014 - Geneva, Switzerland - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Johnson & Johnson affiliate, Janssen Therapeutics, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide a newly developed tuberculosis drug for free to patients suffering from strains of TB that are resistant to two or more antibiotics.

11 December - New Report Estimates that Failure to Address Drug-Resistant TB...New Report Estimates that Failure to Address Drug-Resistant TB and Other Infections will Cause $100 Trillion Economic Loss By 2050
11th December, 2014 - Geneva, Switzerland - A new report released today estimates that failure by governments to take action on drug resistant infections such as tuberculosis will lead to over 10 million deaths a year and cost the global economy up to $100 trillion by 2050. The report, which found that drug resistant E. coli, malaria and tuberculosis would have the biggest impact, is the first time the potential impact of drug resistant infections have been quantified.

05 December - BRICS Health Ministers Make Historic Commitments in the Fight...BRICS Health Ministers Make Historic Commitments in the Fight Against TB
5th December, 2014 - Brasilia, Brazil - Ministers of Health from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa made historic commitments today in the fight against tuberculosis at the BRICS Health Ministers Meeting in Brasilia, Brazil.

01 December - Close the biggest gap of all -- fighting AIDS and TB together will...Close the biggest gap of all -- fighting AIDS and TB together will fast track our global response to ending the TB and HIV epidemics by 2030
World AIDS Day Statement by Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership

28 November - Stop TB Partnership: New Home -- New Year -- New OpportunitiesStop TB Partnership: New Home -- New Year -- New Opportunities
28 November 2014 - Announcement by Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership

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.

28 November - Cured: A celebration of life after MDR- and XDR-TBCured: A celebration of life after MDR- and XDR-TB
28 November 2014 - Cured is an exhibition of photographs depicting the everyday lives of people who have one thing in common - they all had multidrug-resistant (MDR-) or extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) and were cured.

26 November - Axshya SAMVAD goes door-to-door to fight TBAxshya SAMVAD goes door-to-door to fight TB
26 November 2014 - India - The word "samvad" in Hindi or Sanskrit denotes a dialogue or conversation. Under project Axshya, that word takes on the significance of a dialogue in the community about tuberculosis care and control with the active help and participation of community members.

26 November - Family Health Foundation fight TB in Ashaiman and NsawamFamily Health Foundation fight TB in Ashaiman and Nsawam
26 November 2014 - Ghana - Family Health Foundation is focused on combating the TB disease which is almost becoming an epidemic in Ghana, through a comprehensive conservational education methods with Traditional and Community Leaders comprising; The Chief of Ashaiman; Nii Ashai, The chief of the Moslem community, the Ewe community, market queens, The Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service, Ghana Fire Service (DOVVSU), other social groups, and the Ministry of Health and Education in Ashaiman and Nsawam. The education programmes are also accompanied by field works which involves further education and screening of persons (suspects).

25 November - Kyrgyzstan Red Crescent organizes TB Prevention workshopKyrgyzstan Red Crescent organizes TB Prevention workshop
25 November 2014 - Bishkek City, Kyrgyzstan - On 30-31 October, a refresher training course was organized for TB promoters on the following TB issues: TB situation in-country, TB prevention and defining the role of TB communities in the fight against TB. After the training, a coalition of people affected by the TB problem was borne out of active promoters- It was a first of its kind as such a coalition did not exist in the country before.

25 November - Uganda: TB community engagement in the Global Fund’s new funding...Uganda: TB community engagement in the Global Fund’s new funding model process
25 November 2014 - Uganda - Whereas the previous applications left out communities in the Global Fund processes to attract resources, the new funding model (NFM) through the CRG and Stop TB Partnership have supported communities to voice out their priorities in the TB/HIV Concept Note development. The process involved mobilization of TB champions that included TB community Support groups, PLHIV Networks, TB survivors, TB and HIV Service Providers as well as community leaders.

24 November - Helping the helpless: an inspiring story of an MDR-TB patientHelping the helpless: an inspiring story of an MDR-TB patient
24 November 2014 -- The following except is the story of an MDR-TB patient and his personal journey as he trains in advocacy and engages in the fight against the prevention, identification and treatment of TB so that he can make an impact in his community:

21 November - Crofton Nursing Prize: first award to recognize the crucial role...Crofton Nursing Prize: first award to recognize the crucial role of TB nurses in the UK
21 November 2014 - TB Alert is pleased to announce the launch of the first award of its kind to recognise the crucial role that TB Nurses provide in the UK towards TB care and control: The Sir John Crofton Prize for TB Nursing, sponsored by Oxford Immunotec.

17 November - 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health sees record attendance...45th Union World Conference on Lung Health sees record attendance and impact
17 November 2014 - Paris, France - The 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health, recently concluded in Barcelona, Spain, not only had record attendance with over 3,300 delegates from 134 countries, but also created the broadest international impact with The Global TB Summit, participation from civil society and media coverage of key issues, such as a shortened regimen for MDR-TB and the looming TB-diabetes epidemic. In keeping with the theme of "Community-driven solutions for the next generation", the need for all stakeholders to have a strong role in public health was highlighted throughout the week.

13 November - World Diabetes Day offers opportunity to raise awareness of link...World Diabetes Day offers opportunity to raise awareness of link between diabetes and TB
13 November 2014 - The links between diabetes and unhealthy eating, obesity and lack of exercise are well known, but this World Diabetes Day (14 November), The Union and the World Diabetes Foundation are hoping to increase awareness of another dangerous link - between diabetes and tuberculosis.

06 November - The Union to test all-oral treatment option for multidrug-resistant TBThe Union to test all-oral treatment option for multidrug-resistant TB
06 November 2014 - The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) announced plans for new clinical research that will evaluate the effectiveness of two new treatment regimens for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). If successful, the study will provide robust new evidence on the effectiveness of both an all-oral and a six-month treatment regimen for MDR-TB.

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.

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