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Global Fund signs $8.54bn grants to fight HIV, TB, malaria

Peter Sands

The Global Fund, an international financing and partnership to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria, says it has signed a record breaking $8.54 billion grants for lifesaving programmes to combat the three diseases in 2020. Peter Sands, Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria The Global Fund, in a statement posted on its website, said the ...

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Covid-19 will cause 1.4m more TB deaths by 2025, says report

A new report says that the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic is having unintended yet drastic consequences on tuberculosis (TB) services, with lockdowns and limitations on diagnosis, treatment and prevention services expected to increase the annual number of TB cases and deaths over the next five years; at least five years of progress on TB response will be lost. ...

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Kenya in landmark unveiling of child-friendly TB drugs

Dr Cleopa Mailu

The Kenya Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday the launch of appropriately dosed, child-friendly tuberculosis (TB) medicines, making the country the first country in the world to roll out these products nationally. The improved medicines are easier for caregivers to give and for children to take, and are expected to help improve treatment and child survival from TB. “Kenya is ...

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TB drug candidate advanced into clinical testing

A TB patient

TBA-354 is the first potential tuberculosis drug to advance to Phase 1 trial in six years The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance) has announced the start of the first human trial of a new tuberculosis (TB) drug candidate, designated TBA-354. It is the first new TB drug candidate to begin a Phase 1 clinical trial since 2009. “There ...

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