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Press Releases

  • Canada helps to defeat global tuberculosis epidemic

    Ottawa - Today, on the eve of World Tuberculosis Day, the Honourable Aileen Carroll, Minister of International Cooperation, announced that the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) will provide $38 million this year in additional support to the fight against tuberculosis (TB).
    Full article

  • UK Government Pledges £5m for Stop TB Partnership

    The UK Government today pledged £5m to help fund the work of the Stop TB Partnership over the next three years. This is more than double the support given over the previous three-year period, and makes DFID the third biggest donor to Stop TB.
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  • Combating TB

    Tuberculosis is a child of poverty and a sister of HIV and AIDS. In 2004 it killed nearly 2 million men, women and children worldwide. The good news is, thanks to better methods of disease control, global deaths is starting to decline.
    Full article

  • TB Cases and Deaths Linked to HIV at Alarming Levels in Africa

    Rising rates contrast sharply with accelerated progress in other regions

    London/Geneva - In most areas of the world, the battle against tuberculosis is being successfully fought, but in Africa the disease has reached alarming proportions with a growing number of TB cases and deaths linked to HIV, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a new report released today.
    English PDF / Français PDF

    WHO Report 2005
    Global tuberculosis control - surveillance, planning, financing

  • Canadian-Funded Drug Facility Proves Major Success In Global Fight Against Tuberculosis

    Life-saving drugs are treating and curing millions of TB patients in the world's poorest countries for $12-14

    Ottawa, Canada - The Global Drug Facility (GDF) - an innovative scheme launched with Canadian funding in 2001 to provide high quality TB drugs for low income countries - completed its fourth year of operations today with the release of a new report that GDF has now provided drugs for 4.4 million TB patients in 58 countries around the world, nearly all with average per capita incomes of under $1,000.
    English PDF / Français PDF

    The Global TB Drug Facility Achievements Report-4 Million Treatments in 4 Years

  • Panos and Stop TB Partnership launch TB fellowships for journalists in the South

    The Panos Global AIDS Programme and the Stop TB Partnership are launching fellowships for print and photo journalists in the South to raise local debate and understanding of TB and, in particular, its link with poverty and HIV/AIDS. The fellowships will be awarded to local journalists in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia and Haiti.
    English PDF / Français PDF


For TV and broadcast journalists and producers

A new 13 minute B-roll including a 3 minutes Video News Release (VNR) have been produced. They are both in BETA PAL and NTSC formats.

B-roll and VNR includes TB footage from Africa, China and India and interviews with TB experts and a patient activist. The videos have been produced by the Stop TB Partnership and WHO for distribution. Interviews with experts are also available in English, French, and Spanish.

A limited number of VNR and B-roll tapes will be available at all global media press events listed below.

To obtain access to the B-roll, VNR and interviews with the experts, including shot lists and transcripts, please visit: http://www.humanworldavbank.net and click on the Special Focus on World TB Day page.

The B-roll and VNR shot list can also be obtained here.

For radio journalists and producers

Interviews with TB experts Dr Mario Raviglione, Director, Stop TB Department at the World Health Organisation; Dr Marcos Espinal, Executive Secretary, Stop TB Partnership Secretariat; and Ms Lucy Chesire (TB/HIV activist) are available. Interviews are available in English, French, and Spanish.

To access the interview sound files and transcripts, click here.

World TB Day press release

WHO will distribute a press release that highlights the main findings, trends and implications of the 2005 WHO Global TB Control Report. The press release and 2005 report will be distributed in advance and embargoed for 00.01 GMT on 24 March 2005.

Press Conferences

Below you will find information on the main global press events scheduled for World TB Day. Please contact the individuals listed for each event for more information and to schedule interviews.

  • City: London, UK

    Venue: Royal Institute, Science Media Centre
    Date: 23 March 05, 9.45 GMT
    J.W. Lee, Director-General, World Health Organization
    Rt Hon Hilary Benn, UK Secretary of State for International Development
    Mario Raviglione, Director, WHO Stop TB Department
    Organizer: WHO, Stop TB Partnership

    Glenn Thomas
    Communications Officer
    Stop TB Department, WHO
    Tel: +41 22 791 3983
    Fax: +41 22 791 4886
    Mobile: +41 79 509 0677

    Ms Becky Morelle,
    Science Media Centre
    Tel: +44-20-7670-2921

  • City: Paris, France

    Venue: Centre accueil de la presse étrangère
    Date: 23 March 05, 11.00 CET
    Leopold Blanc, Coordinator, TB Strategy and Operations, WHO
    Gilles Poumerol, TB/HIV Medical Officer, WHO '3 by 5' team
    Constantin Miaka Mia Bilenge, Secretary General for Health, DR Congo
    M. Philippe Duneton, Head of mission for drug issues in Europe and internationally, Ministry of Health and Family
    Organizer: Stop TB Partnership

    Contact: Michel Aublanc
    Tel: +33 1 69 286 286
    Fax: +33 1 69 288 298
    Email: michel.aublanc@wanadoo.fr
    Website: www.public-info.org

  • City: Ottawa, Canada

    Venue: National Press Theatre
    Date: 23 March 05, 13.00 EST
    The Honourable Aileen Carroll, Minister of International Cooperation
    Marcos Espinal, Executive Secretary, Stop TB Partnership
    Francis Omaswa, Director-General, Ministry of Health, Uganda
    Melissa Phypers, President, Stop TB Canada
    Organizer: Stop TB Partnership

    Media Relations Office
    Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
    Telephone: (819) 953-6534
    E-mail: info@acdi-cida.gc.ca
    Web site: www.cida.gc.ca

    Bureau des relations avec les médias
    Agence canadienne de développement international (ACDI)
    Téléphone : (819) 953-6534
    Courriel : info@acdi-cida.gc.ca
    Web Site : www.cida.gc.ca

  • City: Tokyo, Japan

    Venue: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
    Date: 24 March 05, 13.00 hrs
    Shigeru Omi, WHO Regional Director, Western Pacific Regional Office
    Dr Keiji Tanaka, Director General of Health Service Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), Government of Japan
    Dr Toru Mori, Director, Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Japan Anti-tuberculosis Association (JATA), Tokyo
    Organizer: MHLW, WHO Western Pacific Regional Office

    Peter Cordingley
    Media Relations Officer
    WHO Western Pacific Regional Office
    Email: cordingleyp@wpro.who.int
    Tel: +63 2 528 9992

Press events organized by the WHO Regional Offices

Please contact communications and information officers listed below to find out more about regional press activities for World TB Day.

Communications contacts in WHO Regional offices:

AFRO - Regional Office for Africa
Samuel Tunde Ajibola: ajbolas@afro.who.int

AMRO - Regional Office for the Americas
Bryna Brennan: brennanb@paho.org

EMRO - Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
Samar Ibrahim: ibrahimsa@emro.who.int

EURO - Regional Office for Europe
Liuba Negru: lne@who.dk

SEARO - Regional Office for South-East Asia
Harsaran Pandey: pandeyh@whosea.org

WPRO - Regional Office for the Western Pacific
Peter Cordingley: cordingleyp@wpro.who.int