Stop TB Partnership

News Stories 2009

End-of-year statement from Executive Secretary Dr Marcos Espinal

December 2009

2009 Year in Review

December 2009

Launch of the 3rd round of the Stop TB Challenge Facility for Civil Society

10 December 2009

Global tuberculosis control: a short update to the 2009 report

8 December 2009

Year of the Lung Kicks Off in Cancun

6 December 2009

World TB Day 2010 campaign will highlight innovations in the global fight against tuberculosis

4 December 2009

Recipients of 2009 Kochon Prize Announced

4 December 2009

New partnership to combat drug-resistant tuberculosis

3 December 2009

Winner of the Images to Stop Tuberculosis Award announced

3 December 2009

Winners of Stop TB journalism award announced

3 December 2009

Government funding for TB research outstripped by philanthropic grants

3 December 2009

UN Special Envoy visiting Africa, challenging countries to tackle tuberculosis

1 December 2009

"Luís Figo and the World Tuberculosis/HIV Cup" event in Kenya

1 December 2009

Statement by Dr Marcos Espinal, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership, for World AIDS Day 2009

30 November 2009

Stop TB Partnership releases progress report on the Global Plan to Stop TB

12 November 2009

Countries have unprecedented success on TB proposals for Global Fund Round 9

12 November 2009

Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board meeting opens

6 November 2009

TB community mourns the loss of research pioneer Sir John Crofton

4 November 2009

Spain renews its commitment to the global fight against tuberculosis

3 November 2009

Stop TB Partnership applauds US global health coalition recommendations to the Obama Administration

29 October 2009

National Partnership launched in Morocco

24 October 2009

New laboratory initiative launched by Netherlands-based partners

15 October 2009

TB awareness campaign launched in Moldova

14 October 2009

Florida State University researches receive NIH grant for basic research on TB drugs

8 October 2009

Interim leadership announced for the Global Drug Facility

7 October 2009

Luis Figo and the World Tuberculosis Cup launched in Italy

5 October 2009

UNITAID launches thank-you campaign

28 September 2009

UN Special Envoy reports back on his commitment with the Clinton Global Initiative

23 September 2009

Global health partners gather in New York to honour the Global Fund

22 September 2009

Special Envoy and high-level Stop TB delegation welcome new commitment to fighting TB from African Ministers

3 September 2009

Rwanda leading the way in jointly tackling TB and HIV

1 September 2009

German research centre opens photo exhibit on tuberculosis

27 August 2009

Comprehensive web site on TB diagnosis now live

12 August 2009

Clinton Foundation teams up with Pfizer and Matrix to reduce cost of HIV and TB drugs

6 August 2009

International AIDS Society pre-meeting calls for new research commitment

21 July 2009

Images to Stop Tuberculosis Award Competition now open for entries

20 July 2009

Stop TB Partners on high-level visit to South Africa

16 July 2009

South African Ministry of Health and Stop TB issue joint statement highlighting progress on TB and TB/HIV

16 July 2009

G8 leaders commend achievements on TB and TB/HIV, but call for more commitment

8 July 2009

Stop TB Partnership highlighted at the High-level Segment of the UN Economic and Social Council

6 July 2009

MTV premieres a special report about footballer Luis Figo and his role as a Stop TB Ambassador

1 July 2009

Stop TB Partnership Japan launches research fund

1 July 2009

New study confirms economic benefits of Global Plan implementation in Africa

30 June 2009

Stop TB Afghanistan launches a sub-national partnership

28 June 2009

Multidrug-resistant TB crisis subject of the Pacific Health Summit

18 June 2009

Becton, Dickinson and Company and FIND collaborate to reduce liquid culture test costs

17 June 2009

Animated cartoon featuring Luís Figo launched at charity football match

13 June 2009

South African woman whose radio diary reached millions dies from complications of HIV + MDR-TB

12 June 2009

Stop TB Ambassador Luis Figo to play a charity match in Geneva

4 June 2009

The World Health Organization has been awarded the prestigious annual award of International Cooperation by the Prince of Asturias Foundation in Spain

27 May 2009

World Health Assembly passes resolution on prevention and control of MDR-TB and XDR-TB

22 May 2009

Documentary on TB in the US a wake-up call for many

22 May 2009

Television star appointed as Stop TB Ambassador in Jordan

10 May 2009

German scientists bring TB research up close and personal

9 May 2009

New TB vaccine candidate enters Phase IIb clinical trial in South Africa

22 April 2009

Création d'un réseau des associations de lutte contre la tuberculose dans les pays de langue française

6 April 2009

National Stop TB Partnership launched in the Dominican Republic

1 April 2009

WHO calls drug-resistant TB a time bomb as the Gates Foundation and Chinese government announce a $33 million initiative to fight it

1 April 2009

HIV-related TB deaths higher than past estimates

24 March 2009

Ministers and leading development partners issue statement on implications of the financial crisis for tuberculosis

24 March 2009

Landmark international meeting on tuberculosis opens in Brazil

23 March 2009

TB awareness on the fashion agenda in Montreal

5 March 2009

Stop TB Partnership congratulates AR Rahman for his Oscar win

23 February 2009

Creation of Stop TB Partnership Syria announced at Eastern Mediterranean Coordinating Board Meeting

16 February 2009

A Valentine’s treat for people who care about stopping TB

14 February 2009

Figo observes a moment of silence - for all the people losing their lives to tuberculosis

9 February 2009

Stop TB Partnership and the Global Fund sign Memorandum of Understanding

6 February 2009

Stop TB Partnership welcomes appointment of new president of the Global Business Coalition

27 January 2009

Senior Scientific Adviser appointed to the Stop TB Research Movement

21 January 2009

WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Region stresses importance of partnership during Afghanistan visit

12 January 2009