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By Sophie Edwards, 26 September 2018 - www.devex.com TBILISI, Georgia — As world leaders gear up for a landmark United Nations meeting on tuberculosis this week, two pivotal trials in the small Eurasian country of Georgia are promising to break new ground in the fight against multidrug-resistant TB. July saw the launch...

The United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis

On 26 September in New York, global leaders gathered at the first ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (TB) knows no boarders – it affects all countries and all age groups! In the latest 2018 Global Tuberculosis Report released by World Health Organisation (WHO), burden of TB is...

South Africa National Tuberculosis Caucus launch

Despite being Africa’s second largest economy, South Africa has over the past five years seen serious economic pressures including political uncertainty and high unemployment levels. Inasmuch as the government has been addressing challenges related to inequality, poverty and access to public services; tuberculosis remains a huge problem! South Africa is...

Africa for the UN High-level Meeting on Tuberculosis

After decades of overlooking Tuberculosis, it has finally emerged a worldwide political priority with the United Nations High Level Meeting scheduled for the 26th of September. World leaders will convene at the United Nations General Assembly in New York at the first ever high-level meeting that will discuss and set...

Global Tuberculosis Report 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a global TB report every year since 1997. The main aim of the report is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic, and of progress in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease at global, regional and country levels....

INCREASED RESOURCES FOR HEALTH

Strengthened advocacy on domestic resource mobilization.  Through the Civil Society Platform on Health in Africa (CiSPHA) and Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) Africa, we worked with civil society to advocate for increased domestic investments in health. We provided civil society partners with data and other advocacy tools, at the national...

TUBERCULOSIS

Tuberculosis -- the world leading infectious disease – killed about 1.7 million people in 2016. Additionally, more than 10 million people globally got sick with the disease and about four million of them failed to be diagnosed, treated or reported by health systems. The global state of TB management remains...

Strengthened advocacy for the implementation of the national strategic plan (NSP) on ending gender-based violence (GBV) in South Africa: In 2013 WACI Health was invited to join Stop Gender Violence (SGV) – a National Campaign to end gender-based violence. The purpose of the campaign is to call for a fully...

Recently, WACI Health led diverse South African stakeholders in the TB community, including representatives of civil society, the private sector, TB-affected communities, and other constituencies, developed a set of key asks proposing specific commitments and targets for the draft political declaration of the High-Level Meeting. This comes at a time...

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