01 March 2018 - The theme of World TB Day 2018, “Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world”, focuses on building commitment to end TB, not only at the political level with Heads of State and Ministers of Health, but at all levels from Mayors, Governors, parliamentarians and community leaders, to people affected with TB, civil society advocates, health workers, doctors or nurses, NGOs and other partners. All can be leaders of efforts to end TB in their own work or terrain.
16 March 2018 - Within the context of an ongoing extensive review of evidence on treatment of drug-resistant (TB) taking place in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a Supplement to its current drug-resistant TB treatment guidelines, providing recommendations for the management of isoniazid-resistant TB. These will be incorporated into the Consolidated Guidelines for Treatment and Care of Drug-resistant TB envisaged by WHO later in 2018.
WHO and USAID release guide to support countries in developing national action plans on public-private mix for TB prevention and care
23 February 2018 – The World Health Organization and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have released a new guide to help countries strategically and systematically scale-up the engagement of all care providers in TB prevention and care.
WHO issues new recommendations calling for accelerated uptake of testing and treatment for TB prevention
22 February 2018 – The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends scaling up access to testing and treatment for TB infection, especially among groups who are particularly at risk, such as small children and people living with HIV. The move will expand access to testing and care for people with latent TB infection (LTBI). People with latent TB may develop active TB in the future if they do not receive appropriate treatment.
26 January 2018 - Countries and partners at the 142nd World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board (EB), adopted a Resolution yesterday in support of the upcoming UN General Assembly high-level meeting (UNHLM) on tuberculosis (TB). The Resolution included a request to WHO to work with key stakeholders to develop a draft TB multisectoral accountability framework to enable the monitoring, reporting, review and actions needed for greater accountability and impact, for consideration by the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2018 and presentation during the UNHLM on TB.
53 millionlives were saved through effective diagnosis and treatment, 2000-2016.Fact sheet on tuberculosis
490 000people developed multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the world in 2016, an additional 110 000 people with rifampicin-resistant TB also required second line treatment in 2016.Q&A on MDR-TB
2.3 billionUS dollars per year needed to fill resource gap for implementing existing TB interventions.Global TB report facts
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- Preventive care
- Drug-resistant TB
- TB and HIV
- Childhood TB
- Addressing needs of vulnerable populations
- Technical support to countries
- Community engagement: ENGAGE-TB
- Public-Private Mix
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Digital health
- Zoonotic TB
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News releases and features
WHO issues recommendations on management of isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis
WHO and the Stop TB Partnership join hands to rally Heads of States to End TB
Report of the WHO Webinar for Civil Society and Partners on TB Guidelines Development
World TB day
World TB Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about the burden of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and the status of TB prevention and control efforts.
Activities of the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for TB (STAG-TB), Task Force on TB Impact Measurement, Latent TB Infection Task Force, HIV/TB Task Force and the Task Force for New Drug Policy Development.
Feature stories on TB
- Personal Stories from TB Survivors - My Journey fighting TB
- UN Leaders and partners Unite to End TB
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Ending TB in the WHO regions
Emma Thompson, the British actress and Mayor of London’s TB Ambassador, speaking out on the importance of joining WHO and its partners to end tuberculosis, which kills over 4,000 people each day.