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Congratulations to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

on his appointment as new WHO Director-General

Time for Action on Antimicrobial Resistance & TB

G20 Ministers of Health recognize TB as a priority under AMR

Stop TB Partnership Board

announces results of elections for Members

Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility

Holds Annual Suppliers Meeting in Lao PDR

Addressing the needs

of key, vulnerable and the most underserved populations - essential to End TB

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24 May - Stop TB Partnership congratulates Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...Stop TB Partnership congratulates Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on his appointment as new WHO Director-General: the leader we need to end TB
WHO Member States yesterday elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Dr Tedros) to serve as its next Director-General. For the first time in its history, its new Director-General was elected through a direct, but secret vote at the World Health Assembly. This election was exceptional, both procedurally but also politically as WHO Member States made one of the most critical appointments for current global health agenda, affecting the seven billion people in the world.

22 May - Time for Action on Antimicrobial Resistance & TBTime for Action on Antimicrobial Resistance & TB
The world is finally acknowledging the fact that TB claims the lives of 1.8 million people worldwide every year, and that 30% of all deaths related to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are caused by drug-resistant TB globally.

12 May - Opportunity to participate: Regional Capacity-Building Workshop...Opportunity to participate: Regional Capacity-Building Workshop for TB Champions for Anglophone and Lusophone Africa, 7-9 July Accra Ghana
There is growing recognition that the fight against TB must actively seek the participation of those most affected by the disease - individuals who have had TB and their families.

05 May - Stop TB Partnership Board announces results of elections for MembersStop TB Partnership Board announces results of elections for Members
The Stop TB Partnership Board today announced the results of elections for members from its rotating seats. Four constituencies - Private Sector, Developing Country NGO, Developed Country NGO, TB-affected Communities - have rotating seats on the Board whose role is to provide leadership and direction, monitor the implementation of agreed policies, plans and activities of the Partnership, and ensure coordination among Stop TB Partnership components.

04 May - Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility Holds Annual Suppliers...Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility Holds Annual Suppliers Meeting in Lao PDR
More than 25 partner organizations gathered in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR for the 2017 Annual Global Drug Facility (GDF) Suppliers Meeting on 25 - 27 April. Participants included representatives from generic and innovator manufacturers of anti-tuberculosis (TB) medicines, freight forwarding and logistics companies, quality control agencies, IDA Foundation, Vietnam and Lao PDR National TB Programs (NTPs), WHO, the Global Fund, USAID, the US Pharmacopeia’s Promoting the Quality of Medicines program, and GDF staff.

21 April - Addressing the needs of key, vulnerable and the most underserved...Addressing the needs of key, vulnerable and the most underserved populations - essential to End TB
The Stop TB Partnership, the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and APCASO, together with partners, collaborated to develop the Framework for TB Key and Vulnerable Populations to address the lack of data and programs for key and vulnerable populations in TB. Participants discussed specific issues faced by TB key and vulnerable populations, gaps in data and the lack of understanding of the epidemic in these populations.

13 April - A people-centered approach constructed by TB championsA people-centered approach constructed by TB champions
REACH in response to demand from communities and with the support of Stop TB Partnership and USAID hosted a workshop for TB Champions from the Southeast Asia region to extend peoples’ knowledge on TB and deepen their communication and advocacy skills so that they can meaningfully engage in the TB response to move towards a people-centered approach.

10 April - Central Asia addresses cross-border tuberculosis...Central Asia addresses cross-border tuberculosis prevention and control among migrants
Representatives of the health and migration government agencies of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and the Republic of Kazakhstan gathered today in Dushanbe for a regional working group meeting on "Migration and Tuberculosis (TB): Cross-Border TB Control in Central Asia." The goal of this regional-level quarterly forum is to review progress made in finalization of bilateral agreements and mechanisms for regional coordination of TB diagnostics, treatment, and pre-departure orientation for migrant workers from Central Asian countries to improve their health status and well-being through improved access to quality TB services and care.

04 April - The world lit up for TB!The world lit up for TB!
Stop TB Partners and local authorities light up landmarks in 31 cities in 13 countries

31 March - Global Drug Facility Technical Assistance update for MarchGlobal Drug Facility Technical Assistance update for March
Global Drug Facility Technical Assistance update for March

24 March - Delamanid is Now Available in South Africa through a...Delamanid is Now Available in South Africa through a New Clinical Access Program
A new delamanid clinical access program (DCAP) was launched on World TB Day, March 24th 2017, at the Sizwe Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa.

24 March - African countries fast tracking efforts to end TB...African countries fast tracking efforts to end TB in the region
The new expanded list of countries with access to negotiated MGIT prices, the new ULTRA cartridge for GenXpert and new partnership to accelerate innovations between FIND and Stop TB Partnership were announced

24 March - BD, FIND, Stop TB Partnership and UNDP collaborate...BD, FIND, Stop TB Partnership and UNDP collaborate to expand access to critical technology across 85 countries for improved TB diagnosis and drug susceptibility testing
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), FIND, the Stop TB Partnership and UNDP today announce an agreement to improve access to BD technology used to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) for 40 additional low- and middle-income countries, making a total of 85 countries that are eligible for access pricing.

23 March - Berlin TB Summit concludes with call for G20...Berlin TB Summit concludes with call for G20 leadership on TB
The Berlin TB Summit concluded yesterday with a call for G20 leaders to prioritize TB in their agenda ahead of the G20 Summit in July this year.

17 March - South East Asian countries: Amazing political...South East Asian countries: Amazing political commitment to End TB in spite of large populations, big TB burden and several challenges
Ministers and Deputy Ministers of Health as well as heads of communicable diseases departments and TB programme managers from all 11 member states of WHO South East Asia Regional Office (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste) yesterday signed a Call for Action for Ending TB, in which they committed to accelerate and focus action in order to end TB by 2030.

10 March - TB is not a crime (#TBisnotacrime)TB is not a crime (#TBisnotacrime)
A two-day TB and Human Rights Nairobi Strategy Consultation organized by Stop TB Partnership, in collaboration with KELIN and the University of Chicago with support from USAID concluded today with a clear pathway towards strengthening the human rights and TB efforts. The Stop TB Partnership is making efforts to ensure that TB is not just a medical problem but a social problem as well, and yet ethical and legal issues around TB have been neglected for far too long.

03 March - World TB Day 2017: Lights, Camera, Action!World TB Day 2017: Lights, Camera, Action!
The Stop TB Partnership today launched its World TB Day website which has the full spectrum of downloadable communications materials. World TB Day is organized each year on 24 March and aims to build awareness on TB.

02 March - Open Letter to the WHO to put #TBontheListOpen Letter to the WHO to put #TBontheList
Global TB community demands inclusion of mycobacterium tuberculosis in the WHO's Global Priority List of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to guide research, discovery and development of new antibiotics.

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