Heads of states will sign the first UN declaration on the most deadly infectious disease on earth: TB. The ink is mostly dry on the 16-page agreement, but what's not in the final version - and who is likely to snub its signing is telling, writes Bhekisisa.
Fight Against 'Vicious TB Epidemic Drastically Underfunded'
UN, 27 September 2018
The fight against tuberculosis (TB) is drastically under-funded, with a gap of around $13 billion per year, said Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed at the first-ever… Read more »
What to Expect From the World's First High-Level UN Meeting On TB
Bhekisisa, 25 September 2018
Ramaphosa and Motsoaledi are expected to draw high praise at a UN meeting this week. Find out why. Read more »
Community-Based Health care is Best Hope for End of TB
The Stephen Lewis Foundation, 27 September 2018
Today in New York, the UN held its first ever High-Level Meeting on the Fight Against Tuberculosis (TB) in order to develop "an urgent global response to a global epidemic." Read more »
Nigeria Commits to Tuberculosis Eradication, Urges Global Support
Guardian, 27 September 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday restated Nigeria's commitment towards the eradication of tuberculosis in the near future. Read more »
A volunteer in South Africa promoting awareness that Tuberculosis is curable.
Calls for Action at Historic TB Meeting
TB Alliance, 26 September 2018
It has been 25 years since tuberculosis (TB) was declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization and since then at least 10 declarations have stressed the burden of TB… Read more »
UN Assembly to Hold High-Level Meeting On TB
New Era, 25 September 2018
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will tomorrow hold its first-ever high-level meeting on the fight against Tuberculosis (TB), under the theme "United to end tuberculosis:… Read more »
UN News Daily Guide - More Major Speeches, Migration and Human Rights, Beating TB
UN News, 26 September 2018
On the occasion of the 73rd General Assembly, the UN is hosting a plethora of events with some of the world's most prominent leaders and experts, to set the pace on dozens of… Read more »
Ending the Tuberculosis Scourge
Daily Trust, 26 September 2018
The World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed recently that 18 Nigerians die every hour from tuberculosis which means that at least 420 Nigerian lives are lost daily to the… Read more »
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is an international financing organisation founded by Bill and Melinda Gates, former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, Amir ... Read more »
Doctors Without Borders has welcomed the South African National Department of Health's announcement that it would use bedaquiline, a promising new oral medicine, instead of ... Read more »
Tuberculosis (TB) remains the leading cause of death in South Africa, and yet it is curable. Why have we not overcome this fatal disease? Numerous challenges exist at every level ... Read more »
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