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London: But there is still an opportunity to substantially reduce the death toll by prioritising the most critical services, specifically antiretroviral therapy for HIV, timely TB diagnosis and treatment, and provision of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets for malaria, researchers say. more
Global community pledges $14 billion to step up fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

New York: Donors have pledged just over $14 billion for the next three years to save 16 million lives and help end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030.

12,000 Vietnamese die from tuberculosis each year: report

Hanoi (Xinhua/UNI) Vietnam detects 124,000 tuberculosis (TB) cases each year, while around 12,000 people die from the disease, local media reported on Monday.

Fight against ‘vicious’ tuberculosis epidemic drastically underfunded: UN deputy chief

New York, 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 High-L ...

‘Social drivers’ must be confronted in fight against tuberculosis says UN chief

New York: Winning the fight against Tuberculosis requires that “social drivers” of the disease – especially poverty and inequality – are tackled head on, the Unite ...

India's research efforts should focus on drug resistant TB

New Delhi/Kolkata, Mar 22 (IBNS): Reiterating its commitment to the theme Unite to End TB on World Tuberculosis Day, the Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) believes there is a need ...

New TB drug candidates developed from soil bacteria

Washington, Mar 3 (IBNS): A new treatment for tuberculosis (TB) is set to be developed using compounds derived from bacteria that live in soil - according an international collaboration of r ...

Indian parliamentarians discuss the need for united action against TB

New Delhi, Aug 09 (justearthnews) :Members of Parliament, representatives from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, USAID, The Union and Civil Society Organisations met on Aug 8 in New ...

‘New hope’ for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients announced by UN health agency

New York, May 13 (Just Earth News): New recommendations from the United Nations’ health agency aim to speed up detection and improve treatment outcomes for multidrug resistant tubercu ...

Haryana joins the Call to action for a TB-Free India

Kolkata/Gurgaon, Apr 7 (IBNS): Medanta – The Medicity hospital organized a conference on Lung Health and Tuberculosis (TB) on Thursday to discuss the need for improved TB diagnosis t ...