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  • Ending the TB Epidemic Mar 23, 2017

    Momentum grows among advocates to end tuberculosis

    Washington, D.C. (March 24) – World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, observed March 24th each year, comes with growing momentum among advocates to eradicate an ancient disease that continues to impact millions of people throughout the world. Alarmed by a steady rise in cases of drug-resistant TB (DR-TB; including multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), advocates have become more targeted in their calls for greater investment in research that will lead to less toxic drugs, modern diagnostic tools, and shorter treatment regimens for people who contract the disease. These efforts are beginning to draw responses.

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  • Ending the TB Epidemic Mar 17, 2017

    ACTION calls on G20 leaders to prioritize TB

    Washington, D. C. (March 16) – ACTION joins 84 organizations and 112 individuals in calling on G20 leaders to prioritize tuberculosis (TB) at the upcoming Summit in July where the G20 will discuss steps to address the global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The open letter, which asks G20 leaders to support a mechanism to fast-track the development of a new anti-TB treatment regimen, provides an opportunity to take collective action against the world’s only drug-resistant infection spread through the air.

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  • Ending the TB Epidemic Mar 13, 2017

    ACTION supports call for TB to be added to WHO’s priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

    Washington, D.C. (Mar. 10) – ACTION has joined other leading health organizations calling for tuberculosis (TB) to be added to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) list of high priority drug-resistant bacteria. The call comes in the wake of WHO’s "first ever list of antibiotic-resistant pathogen, as part of the efforts to address the growing global resistance to antimicrobial medicine."

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  • Ending the TB Epidemic Feb 21, 2017

    ACTION trains global media champions to fight tuberculosis

    Washington, D.C. (Feb. 16) – ACTION, in a bid to end one of the world’s oldest and most infectious diseases, hosted its latest media champion training for tuberculosis (TB) survivors, advocates, and researchers in Paris, France, February 1 - 4. Accommodating 10 participants from 9 countries, the training, in its 11th year, sought to deepen and broaden the advocacy group’s effort to promote investment in TB research and treatment, and ultimately, to help eliminate the disease by 2030, the goal set by the World Health Organization.

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  • The Power of Vaccines Feb 02, 2017

    Historic commitment from African heads of state to advance immunization in Africa

    Addis Ababa (Jan. 31) – Heads of State from across Africa, today, endorsed the Addis Declaration on Immunization (ADI) also known as the Ministerial Declaration on Universal Access to Immunization, a historic and timely pledge to ensure that everyone in Africa – regardless of who they are or where they live – receives the full benefits of immunization. The endorsement was issued during the 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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  • Ending the TB Epidemic Jan 25, 2017

    ACTION welcomes the Medicines Patent Pool’s first license for new TB treatment

    25 January 2017 – ACTION welcomes the signing of a licensing agreement between the Medicine Patent Pool (MPP) and the Johns Hopkins University, for an investigational tuberculosis (TB) treatment. The drug, sutezolid, holds significant promise for an effective new treatment for the world’s leading infectious killer. The signing, which took place, January 24 in Geneva, Switzerland, is the first licensing agreement for TB treatment announced by the MPP.

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  • Ending the TB Epidemic Oct 13, 2016

    Tuberculosis cases top 10 million

    Drug-resistant TB cases up to 580,000. 13 October 2016 – New data released today by the World Health Organization shows that the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic is bigger than anyone had previously counted. There are now more cases, more deaths, and more drug resistance on record. This is the third year in a row that the estimate of total TB cases and deaths has been revised upward.

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  • Ending the TB Epidemic Sep 17, 2016

    World leaders invest nearly $13 bn in the Global Fund, build momentum toward ending the epidemic

    Further efforts to build on this investment are needed in the years ahead to put the diseases in the history books

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