NEWSLETTER

AUGUST 2019

Launch of Africa TB Scorecard and UNHLM TB country profiles

As part of the actions towards achieving the UNHLM TB commitments, the African Union and WHO AFRO developed a first of its kind regional TB performance scorecard for Africa. And the Stop TB partnership produced specific country profiles for Africa – showcasing the national TB targets and the indicative targets to be achieved to meet UNHLM TB commitments. Read more

Unforgettable night! Tajikistan stars put the fight against TB in the spotlight


“If we waste time, time will kill us"- TB Ambassador, Dr Aslidin Rajabzoda. The Stop TB Partnership Tajikistan, organised a remarkable concert, with performances by global stars, to sensitise people on TB. Celebrities, TB Ambassadors, journalists, and TB survivors, among others, came together to end TB by 2030. Read more

Shorter, Faster, Better!


The Stop TB Partnership welcomes the FDA approval of TB Alliance developed drug- pretomanid, which  when used with bedaquiline and linezolid is a new three-drug, six-month, all-oral “BPaL” treatment regimen for “highly resistant forms of TB.” The “BPaL” regimen marks a significant milestone in the fight against TB.
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A Night in Unity: Indonesia hosts a landmark event to fight TB


Over 100 business leaders, TB survivors and ambassadors, representatives of development agencies and public health came together to advance the fight against TB beyond the UNHLM and call for a joint effort across sectors to end the disease at a gala dinner event ‘A Night in Unity’ held in Soehanna Hall, Jakarta. Read more

The Global Drug Facility's latest updates


Here's all you need to know about the Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility's missions to provide technical assistance to countries and support National TB Programs in managing procurement.  Read here
Myanmar Health Minister ups the game against TB
 
A Joint Review Mission for the TB response in Myanmar concluded on 21 August 2019 with a multi-sector meeting in Nay Pyi Taw convened by the Honorable Minister of Health and Sports, Government of Myanmar, Dr Myint Htwe. Recognising that TB needs a multi-sectoral response, the Minister invited high level officials from a number of Ministries who participated in the meeting and discussed the recommendations of the Joint Review Mission.

Myanmar has demonstrated through consecutive prevalence surveys that the TB burden is reducing in the country at a faster pace than the global average. However, the TB burden remains very high, especially in the Yangon area. The Joint Review Mission recommended several actions to help Myanmar to progress faster towards ending the TB epidemic. Dr S Sahu, Deputy Executive Director of the Stop TB Partnership, participated in the review and appreciated the vision and commitment of the Minister.
 

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