Lesotho can now self-financeLesotho can now self-finance and procure TB drugs without depending on a grant from Global Drug Facility.
Olympic medallist bikes for TBHelen Upperton, a winter Olympic medal winner biked over 3 days in India to raise awareness about TB.
Board meets in South AfricaThe Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board meeting opened with a call for more support for partnerships.
Kochon prize winnersHaitian Group for the Study of Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections and MSF International.
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7 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. 07 March 2...
6 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. The US Food and Drug Administration approved this drug in December 2012. Janssen/ Johnson & Johnson, the drug's sponsor, are obligated to con...
05 March - UNDP issues new material to support latest funding model of Global...UNDP issues new material to support latest funding model of Global Fund grants
05 March 2014 - Geneva, Switzerland - A Checklist for Integrating Gender into the New Funding Model of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has been developed to support the integration of gender-responsive components into the implementation of HIV programmes supported by the Global Fund in the context of the new funding model roll-out. Each stage of the NFM requires specific actions to address the gender dimensions of HIV in the development and implementation of grants.
23 February - Indian President warns that tuberculosis cannot be controlled...Indian President warns that tuberculosis cannot be controlled globally unless it is controlled in India
23 February 2014 - New Delhi - President Pranab Mukherjee, inaugurating the National Conference on TB and Allied Diseases has said that global tuberculosis control is unattainable without controlling the incidence of the disease in India.
17 February - Lesotho achieves sustainable financing for procurement of TB drugsLesotho achieves sustainable financing for procurement of TB drugs
17 February 2014 - Lesotho/Geneva - Lesotho has become one of the first lower middle income countries from the African region to be able to make a transition into self-financing for the procurement of adult first-line drugs for tuberculosis (TB) without further dependence on a grant from the Global Drug Facility (GDF).
14 February - Call for applications to serve as members of the Global Laboratory...Call for applications to serve as members of the Global Laboratory Initiative Core Group
14 February 2014 - Geneva - The Global Laboratory Initiative (GLI), a working group of the Stop TB Partnership, is inviting applications from potential members to serve on its Core Group in 2014-2015. The closing date for applications is 1 March 2014 and results will be announced two weeks later.
10 February - Winter Olympics medallist bikes in India for TB & MSFWinter Olympics medallist bikes in India for TB & MSF
February 10 - Silver medallist from the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Helen Upperton, biked over 3 days covering 230 km in India to raise awareness about tuberculosis and Stop TB Partner, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in January 2014. In an email interview, Ms. Upperton spoke to us exclusively, about her understanding of and commitment to TB, before she headed off to Sochi in her role as a sports broadcaster at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
06 February - IFRC and the Global Fund target universal TB treatment...IFRC and the Global Fund target universal TB treatment in Niger: Vulnerable populations to benefit
06 February 2014 - Geneva - In a move designed to improve access to treatment for tuberculosis (TB) amongst hard to reach populations, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Global Fund have signed a grant agreement to fund universal treatment for TB in Niger, where more than two out of three people live on less than US $1 a day.
31 January - Stop TB Partnership and Kochon Foundation announce...Stop TB Partnership and Kochon Foundation announce recipients of award for distinguished achievements in combating tuberculosis
31 January 2014 - Cape Town, South Africa - The Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International will share the Kochon prize, which is awarded annually to persons, institutions or organizations that have made a highly significant contribution to combating tuberculosis (TB).
31 January - South African Deputy President calls for stronger...South African Deputy President calls for stronger partnerships as Coordinating Board Meeting opens in Cape Town
31 January 2014 - Cape Town, South Africa - The Deputy President of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe, today called for more support for partnerships to improve global health outcomes.
23 January - Combination of preventative approaches needed to tackle TB...Combination of preventative approaches needed to tackle TB in South Africa’s gold mines
23 January 2014 - Johannesburg, South Africa - A combination of preventative approaches, rather than one single intervention, is the most likely solution to controlling tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa’s mines, according to the final results of the Thibela TB study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week.
20 January - Join an online discussion on the Gene Xpert TB diagnosticJoin an online discussion on the Gene Xpert TB diagnostic
20 January - Geneva - Stop TB Partners are invited to join an online discussion on the latest WHO policy on the Xpert MTB/RIF diagnostic.
15 January - Call for applications to serve as members on the Global...Call for applications to serve as members on the Global Drug-resistant TB Initiative Core Group
15 January 2014 - Geneva, Switzerland - The Global Drug-resistant TB Initiative (GDI), a working group of the Stop TB Partnership, is inviting applications from potential members to serve on its Core Group in 2014-2015.
13 December - Global Drug Facility to expand MDR-TB drug stockpile with new...Global Drug Facility to expand MDR-TB drug stockpile with new UNITAID grant
13 December 2013 - Geneva - UNITAID’s Executive Board has committed funding of US $14.9 million to the Stop TB Partnership's Global Drug Facility (GDF) to expand the Strategic Rotating Stockpile (SRS) for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) medicines.
12 December - Communities join Mark Dybul to call for end of 'evil twins' TB and HIVCommunities join Mark Dybul to call for end of 'evil twins' TB and HIV
12 December 2013 - Cape Town - Representatives of communities affected by tuberculosis (TB) made their presence felt at the 2103 International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) this week, impressing upon conference delegates the need to ensure that all TB and HIV programmes are fully integrated.
11 December - Challenge Facility for Civil Society launches call for proposalsChallenge Facility for Civil Society launches call for proposals
11 December 2013 - Geneva - The Stop TB Partnership has today announced a call for proposals for the sixth round of Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS) grants.
06 December - Stop TB Partnership honours life of Nelson MandelaStop TB Partnership honours life of Nelson Mandela
06 December 2013 - Geneva - The Stop TB Partnership today joins the many people and organizations from around the world honouring the life of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s former President and anti-apartheid campaigner.
03 December - Global Fund Donors Pledge US $12 BillionGlobal Fund Donors Pledge US $12 Billion
03 December 2013 - Washington D.C. - Donors at the launch of the Global Fund’s Fourth Replenishment today pledged US $12.0 billion for the next three years, the largest amount ever committed to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria.
01 December - World AIDS Day Statement from Lucica DitiuWorld AIDS Day Statement from Lucica Ditiu
01 December 2013 - Geneva - There is much to celebrate this World AIDS Day. In AIDS by the numbers, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) reports that there has been a 33% decrease in new HIV infections since 2001. There has also been a 29% decrease in AIDS-related deaths since 2005.
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