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Call for Experts – Vector Control

22 août 2016 | Under Information | Posted by

The World Health Organisation is looking for experts to support the work of its Vector Control Advisory Group, with specific focus on new vector control tools. This includes experts focused on scientific, operational and policy aspects of including medical entomology and vector control. CVs and cover letters should be sent to The deadline for […]

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WHO recommends new TB test

11 août 2016 | Under Information, News | Posted by

The World Health Organization has today recommended a new test for TB which provides an alternative to sputum smears, often difficult to access especially in children. The WHO guidelines are available here. The full WHO press release is copied below: « Robust, rapid DNA-based test can serve as an alternative to sputum smear microscopy Geneva, 11 […]

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WHO Explores R&D and Medicines Pricing

8 juil 2016 | Under Information | Posted by

Addressing global, national or local health priorities requires us to be able to identify, count and diagnose diseases, prevent these whenever possible, treat those affected and prevent disease transmission to those who may be exposed. This requires a full functioning health system to be in place. For the treatment of disease, this also requires a […]

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WHO Announces New Director of Essential Medicines Department

12 mai 2016 | Under Information | Posted by

TESS Development Advisors would like to join the public health community in congratulating Dr Sue Hill on her appointment as Director of the Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products. Dr Hill is well known for her work on the Essential Medicines Lists, pharmacoeconomics, and of course her work in Australia at the Drug Regulatory […]

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TESS Submission to UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Access to Medicines

29 fév 2016 | Under Consultations, Information | Posted by

The UN Secretary General has established a High Level Panel on Access to Medicines. The Panel will explore issues that address the misalignment between the rights of inventors, international human rights law, trade rules and public health where it impedes the innovation of and access to health technologies. The Panel is expected report in mid-2016. […]

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WHO calls for applications for 2017 Essential Medicines List update

15 fév 2016 | Under Consultations, Information | Posted by

The World Health Organization has called for applications for the 2017 update of the Essential Medicines List. See the information released by WHO below: « The WHO Expert Committee on Selection and Use of Essential Medicines will meet in Geneva, Switzerland in April 2017 to consider applications seeking inclusion, changes to or removal of medicines on […]

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Global Consultation on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health

11 mai 2015 | Under Consultations, Information | Posted by

Building on the Global Strategy for Women and Child’s Heath launched in September 2010, the Every Woman, Every Child initiative has launched a global consultation process to update its strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s health. The initial draft of the strategy is available here, and contains details on the background of the Every Woman, […]

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Global Fund Opens E-Consultation on 2017 – 2021 Strategy

20 avr 2015 | Under Consultations, Information | Posted by

The Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria is inviting partners and interested parties around the world to join a global consultation to shape the future of Global Fund investments. The e-Forum 2015, available in English, French, Spanish and Russian is available here. Partners are invited to sign up and join a 10 week conversation […]

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WHO – New Guidance for the Management of TB in Children

10 avr 2014 | Under Information, News | Posted by

The World Health Organization has just published its new Guidance for National Tuberculosis Programmes on the Treatment of TB in Children. This guidance updates the previous edition, published in 2006 and provides recommendations on the management of children with TB, based on the latest evidence available. These new Guidelines are part of a welcome move […]

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World TB Day, 24th March

24 mar 2014 | Under Information | Posted by

As the world celebrates World TB Day on 24th March, the Lancet has published a special edition highlighting some of the many issues, challenges and developments in this area. For further information, see the Lancet Tuberculosis 2014 edition. The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development is working to address the gap in R&D and access […]

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