Researchers Renew Call for Tuberculosis Vaccine


In the face of the growing threat of tuberculosis that is resistant to standard medication, researchers are calling for a greater focus on the search for a vaccine to prevent TB, while other initiatives are developing new medicines and diagnostic tools to fight the disease.
  • Africa:  Urgent Calls to Combat Drug Resistant TB

    allAfrica.com, 19 October 2012

    In the face of the growing threat of tuberculosis that is resistant to standard medication, researchers are calling for renewed efforts to find a vaccine to prevent TB, while other ... read more »

TB face mask (file photo): An estimated 20 million people are alive today as a direct result of tuberculosis care and control, according to the Global Tuberculosis Report 2012.

  • Africa:  WHO Launches the Global Tuberculosis Report 2012

    Health-e, 18 October 2012

    An estimated 20 million people are alive today as a direct result of tuberculosis (TB) care and control, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Report ... read more »

  • Africa:  Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Found Across the World

    New Vision, 30 August 2012

    Scientists have found alarming levels of the lung disease tuberculosis in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America that are resistant to up to four powerful antibiotic drugs. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Funding Gap Interrupts Progress in Fight Against Tuberculosis - WHO

    Leadership, 18 October 2012

    Despite progress in the global fight against tuberculosis (TB), the gains so far remain fragile and more needs to be done to eliminate the disease, the UN health agency said today, ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis On the Increase

    The Star, 18 October 2012

    Multi drug resistant TB cases are increasing despite efforts to control the disease. The WHO new Global TB report indicates that MDRTB cases in the 27 high TB burden countries ... read more »

  • Africa:  Reduced Costs for TB Testing Could Save Thousands of Lives

    United States Department of State, 9 August 2012

    Testing for tuberculosis is going to be faster, more accurate and more thorough in developing countries as a result of an announcement August 6 from the U.S. Agency for ... read more »

  • Africa:  Healthcare in Africa - Spectacular but Precarious Progress

    allAfrica.com, 8 March 2012

    'Spectacular progress', 'huge opportunities' and 'jeopardy and vulnerability' - with these stark headlines the former Global Fund chief, Sir Richard Feachem, framed Africa's past, ... read more »

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