By Sophie Edwards, 26 September 2018 - 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....

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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