What the Fight Against TB Can Teach Us About COVID-19
As governments around the world struggle to contain spiraling infections and an ever-increasing death toll from COVID-19, it's worth using World TB Day to reflect on what lessons we can draw from the long and still unfinished fight against tuberculosis - the world's most deadly infectious disease that kills nearly 1.5 million per year, writes Peter Sands of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Malaria and Tuberculosis.
March 24 is World TB Day.
New WHO Recommendations to Prevent Tuberculosis Aim to Save Millions of Lives
WHO, 24 March 2020
New World Health Organization (WHO) guidance will help countries accelerate efforts to stop people with tuberculosis (TB) infection becoming sick with TB by giving them preventive… Read more »
Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe to Get New TB Drug
Aurum Institute, 24 March 2020
Today, the Aurum Institute and its partners, as part of the IMPAACT4TB project, announced that five high-burden TB countries will roll out a new, shorter drug regimen (known as… Read more »
How to Avoid a Second Tragedy for Those With Tuberculosis
MSF, 23 March 2020
As the world grapples with the coronavirus COVID-19 global pandemic, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned for vulnerable groups worldwide. People with… Read more »
The price of rifapentine, a lifesaving antibiotic that can prevent tuberculosis, was marked down by 66% by its manufacturer Sanofi, an announcement Gavin Churchyard for The ... Read more »