News : Tuberculosis

Zimbabwe: Global Fund Gives U.S.$500 Million to Fight HIV, TB, Malaria

[The Herald] Zimbabwe is assured of an adequate supply of anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) following the allocation of US$500 million for the next three years by the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Malawi Govt, Cso Partner in Fighting TB in Mining Sector

[Nyasa Times] The National TB Control Programme and Malawi Network of Aids Service Organisations (MANASO) have reaffirmed their commitment to working together to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) in the mining sector in Malawi. (AllAfrica)

Africa: The Global Fund Should Leverage Public Accountability Institutions in Francophone Africa

[GFO] Such collaboration would be win-win for countries and for the Global Fund (AllAfrica)

Africa: Speaking Out - Activists Face Down the World's Leading Infectious Killer

[MSF] For people living with drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB), the road to recovery can be long, painful, and lonely. Patients can spend months or years fighting the disease, enduring daily injections and swallowing thousands of pills. Though new drugs to treat TB offer some hope, they are still priced out of reach for many of the patients who need them most. Activists--including members of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and its Access Campaign--aim to change that (AllAfrica)

Africa: Highest-Ever Funding Allocations Announced to Fight Aids, TB and Malaria

[Global Fund] Geneva -Following a record-breaking Replenishment in October 2019, the Global Fund today announced its largest-ever funding allocations for eligible countries to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and build systems for health over the next three years. (AllAfrica)

Togo: Poor Data Quality in Global Fund Grants in Togo but Supply Chain and Implementation Arrangements 'Partially Effective,' Says OIG

[GFO] Togo's grant performance is superior to the regional average (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Who Extends Support Towards Tuberculosis Diagnosis in Uganda

[WHO] Kampala, 16 December 2019: The Speaker of Parliament, the Right Honourable Rebecca Alitwaala Kadaga received a Tuberculosis (TB) GeneXpert machine from the World Health Organization (WHO) to improve TB testing and diagnosis among key populations in prisons. (AllAfrica)

Africa: We Are Using Computer Models to Fight Drug Resistance

[The Conversation Africa] The infectious disease burden in Africa is very high, particularly for tuberculosis (TB), malaria and HIV/AIDS. In 2018, nearly a quarter (24%) of TB cases in the world were in Africa. The region accounted for 93% of malaria cases. The continent also bears the brunt of the HIV epidemic: 20.6 million of the 37.9 million people living with HIV are in eastern and southern Africa. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Aisha Buhari Names Dolapo Osinbajo, Governors' Wives As TB Champions

[Premium Times] Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has appointed Dolapo Osinbajo, the wife of the vice president of Nigeria, and wives of all governors of states across Nigeria as 'champions' to lead the fight against TB in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Multilateral Agencies Launch Joint Plan to Boost Global Health Goals

[Global Fund] New York -Today at the United Nations General Assembly, 12 multilateral agencies launched a joint plan to better support countries over the next 10 years to accelerate progress towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Aisha Buhari Seeks Political Will to End Tuberculosis

[Daily Trust] Nigerian First Lady and Global TB Ambassador, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has called for more funding to fast-track efforts to end tuberculosis (TB). (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: United States and Ethiopia Renew Partnership to End Tuberculosis

[U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa] The United States and Ethiopia officially signed a new statement of partnership agreement to continue working closely together to end tuberculosis (TB) across the country. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Sean Jones and State Minister of Health Dr. Lia Tadesse signed a statement of partnership under which Ethiopia will be one of 30 focus countries under USAID's new Global Accelerator to End TB initiative. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Community Sputum Collection Groups Thwart 15 000 TB Cases

[Nyasa Times] Community sputum collection points across Malawi managed to identify at least 1000 Tuberculosis (TB) patients in 2018 alone and helped the sick to access treatment, effectively avoiding transmission which could have lead to 15,000 new TB cases. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: District Leaders Worry Over Rising Cases of TB

[Monitor] Budaka District leaders have expressed concern over the rising cases of tuberculosis disease (TB). (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Global Fund Impact On Building and Strengthening a Health System - the Example of Rwanda

[GFO] Rwanda was quick to respond to the opportunity the Global Fund presented to strengthen its health system (AllAfrica)

Africa: Changing the Paradigm to End Tuberculosis

[GFO] Community engagement to end TB in West and Central Africa (AllAfrica)

Africa: Global Fund Launches "Promise to All 7-Year-Olds" Call to Action, to End Epidemics of Aids, TB and Malaria By 2030

[GFO] Campaign in support of the Sixth Replenishment target of 'at least $14 billion' (AllAfrica)

Africa: Europe Commits $618 million to Fight Against Aids, TB, Malaria

[Citizen] The two-day, 45th Summit of the Group of Seven (G7) countries ends in Biarritz, France, today. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Canada Steps Up Fight Against Epidemics With a Major Increase to Global Fund

[Global Fund] Geneva -The Global Fund warmly welcomed today's announcement by Canadian Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, Maryam Monsef, of a new pledge of CAD 930.4 million to the Global Fund for the next three years. The new pledge - representing a 15.7% increase from Canada's previous pledge - is a tremendous investment in global efforts to end the epidemics of HIV, TB and malaria. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Agreement Against Tuberculosis Signed With USAID

[AIM] Maputo -The United States government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide 20 million dollars to finance the fight against tuberculosis in Mozambique. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: New Medicine to Counter Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Debuts

[Vanguard] The Food and Drug Administration, FDA, has approved a medication for treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis infection. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Third New TB Drug in Over 50 Years Must Be Affordable

[MSF] Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF) welcomed today's approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of a combination regimen containing a new drug, pretomanid, for the treatment of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). As the third new drug developed for TB in over half a century, and the first to be developed as part of a ready-to-use treatment regimen, pretomanid's approval represents another potent tool for tackling difficult-to-treat drug-resistant forms of TB. MSF stressed (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Time to Eradicate TB From Ghana

[Ghanaian Times] The Head of Chest Unit at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), Dr Jane Afriyie-Mensah, on Tuesday painted a frightening picture of tuberculosis (TB) infections in Ghana. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Promising New Tuberculosis Drug Approved, but Will It Be Affordable?

[MSF] Geneva/New York - Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF) welcomes the approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of a combination regimen containing a new drug, pretomanid, for the treatment of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). (AllAfrica)

Africa: Third New TB Drug Developed in Over Half a Century Must Be Affordable

[MSF] Geneva/New York -New drug pretomanid could be a lifesaver for people with XDR-TB, but MSF warns it must be made affordable to make a real difference (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: WHO, Global Funds, Stop TB Want Immediate Action On World Leaders' Commitment to Fight Tuberculosis

[Premium Times] Nearly one year after the first United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, world leaders have been called upon to implement immediate action on their commitments towards eradicating the disease globally. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Tuberculosis Becoming Serious Health Hazard in Ghana

[Ghanaian Times] The Head of Chest Unit at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), Dr Jane Afriyie-Mensah, has said (TB) cases were becoming a serious health hazard in the country. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Drug Resistance Threatens Tuberculosis Management - Report

[Vanguard] A new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, EIU, has sounded the alarm about the threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Nigeria and other tuberculosis high burden countries even as it called for urgent action on drug-resistant tuberculosis. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: U.S. Joins Fight Against Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

[Namibia Economist] The expansive Tsumkwe district which is home to the San community whose residents are particularly affected by drug-resistant tuberculosis, recently got a boost from the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID). (AllAfrica)

Africa: Sudanese Doctor Honored for Drug-Resistant TB Work

[SudaNow] The Nigerian medical and voluntary communities have selected Sudanese doctor, Osman Altyeib, as recipient of the honorary award for his outstanding work in controlling Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (DRTB) which was rampant in the country. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Buhari Pledges Support to End Tuberculosis in Nigeria

[This Day] Abuja -The First Lady and wife of Nigeria's President, Hajia Aisha Buhari has given assurance that she will use her good offices to rally support, sensitise members of the public and mobilise funds towards efforts to end tuberculosis prevalence in the country. (AllAfrica)

You can Submit a Link in this category