Fighting multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Georgia
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Fighting multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Georgia

Georgia is currently facing a problem of a high incidence of tuberculosis (TB) and relatively low treatment success rates. Many patients are not followed up properly which contributes to high levels of multidrug-resistant TB: 12 % of new patients are resistant to first line drugs. ...

May 26, 2017
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User experience analysis of Ukraine’s nationwide TB registry
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User experience analysis of Ukraine’s nationwide TB registry

User experience analysis of e-TB Manager, a nationwide electronic TB recording and reporting system in Ukraine Abstract Ukraine has successfully implemented e-TB Manager nationwide as its mandatory national tuberculosis registry after first introducing it in 2009. Our objective was to perform an end-of-programme evaluation after formal handover ...

May 16, 2017
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Recurrent TB and associated factors in Uzbekistan
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Recurrent TB and associated factors in Uzbekistan

Recurrent TB and associated factors: A five-year countrywide study in Uzbekistan Abstract Background In Uzbekistan, despite stable and relatively high tuberculosis treatment success rates, relatively high rates of recurrent tuberculosis have recently been reported. Recurrent tuberculosis is when a patient who was treated for pulmonary tuberculosis and cured, ...

May 15, 2017
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Webinar series on the Global Ministerial Conference on TB
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Webinar series on the Global Ministerial Conference on TB

Treatment Action Group and the ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership will host a 2-part webinar series on civil society asks and engagement ahead of the Global Ministerial Conference on TB to be held on 16–17 November 2017 in Moscow, Russian Federation. The two webinars will take ...

May 12, 2017
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On track to reach 90-90-90* targets. Regional HIV financing report

Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) presents the regional report “Programmatic and Finance Gaps for Key Populations in a Selection of Eastern European and Central Asian Countries,” which covers the financial and programmatic data, barriers and challenges to strengthening the continuum of HIV care in seven ...

April 26, 2017
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Aidspan publishes new issue of ‘Global Fund Observer’
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Aidspan publishes new issue of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 309 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features articles on various topics, including an article on the release of Aidspan’s Asia Pacific report, which provides an overview of ...

April 20, 2017
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People-centered care: key to ending TB epidemic in Ukraine

To end the TB epidemic, Ukraine has only one recipe – to implement quality people-centered TB care! This statement was made by Andriy Klepikov, Executive Director of the Alliance for Public Health at the press conference to mark World Tuberculosis Day. “Within its pilot projects supported ...

April 06, 2017
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WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected. TB, the world’s top infectious disease killer, claims 5 ...

March 24, 2017
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Webinar – Tuberculosis Diagnostics (VIDEO)
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Webinar – Tuberculosis Diagnostics (VIDEO)

On 6th March 2017, European AIDS Treatment Group and Treatment Action Group (TAG) have jointly organized the webinar on TB Diagnostics. Moderator: Evgenia Maron Speakers: Ruth McNerney, University of Cape Town – TB Diagnostics Erika Lessem, Treatment Action Group – Advocating for better TB diagnosis Presentations and documents of the webinar

March 23, 2017
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TB community demands WHO to include #TBontheList!

The Stop TB Partnership delivered the letter to WHO requesting inclusion of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the WHO’s Global priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to guide research, discovery and development of new antibiotics. STOP TB PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT Geneva, Switzerland – 6 March 2017 — We would like to ...

March 07, 2017
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