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

Covid-19 will cause 1.4m more TB deaths by 2025, says report Lucica Ditiu 300x160

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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Fresh concern over drug-resistant tuberculosis

Fresh concern over drug-resistant tuberculosis Mel Spigelman 300x160

TB Alliance and the broader TB community are asking the World Health Organisation (WHO) to add Mycobacterium tuberculosis to the critical group within the list of drug-resistant bacteria identified as urgent priorities for research and development. “The absence of TB from this list is shocking,” said Mel Spigelman, President and CEO of TB Alliance. “The effort to develop new drugs to cure TB has ...

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Buhari urged to make tuberculosis control a priority

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Stakeholders working to reduce the burden of Tuberculosis under The Global Fund to Fight AIDS TB and Malaria grant to Nigeria have called on Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the president-elect, to make TB control a priority when he assumes office as president. The call was made at the end of Quarter 1 2015 TB Grant Project Implementation review meeting held in ...

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TB drug candidate advanced into clinical testing

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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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