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Progress in TB Drug Development

11 oct 2017 | Under News | Posted by

Another piece of exciting news on the TB medicines pipeline published this week by the TB Alliance at the annual ‘Union’ Conference. The full text of the TB Alliance press release is reproduced below, and more information is available from the TB Alliance at https://www.tballiance.org/news/tb-alliance-moves-two-novel-tuberculosis-drugs-human-trials TB Alliance Moves Two Novel Tuberculosis Drugs into Human Trials […]

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Kenya introduces new Child-Friendly TB medicines

27 sept 2016 | Under News | Posted by

The TB Alliance and the Ministry of Health of Kenya are pleased to announce that Kenya has become the first country to introduce new specially formulated and adapted paediatric medicines for the treatment of TB. See the text of the TB Alliance press release below. TESS Development Advisors worked with the TB Alliance in the […]

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WHO Pre-Qualification of Maternal Health Supplies

16 août 2016 | Under News | Posted by

Maternal mortality remains a major challenge for the global health community. Pregnancy and childbirth sadly too often result in danger to the mother or newborn in many countries around the world. Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are high among the risks faced by pregnant women, responsible for up to 15% of maternal deaths worldwide each year. And […]

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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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New DG of Nigeria Centre for Communicable Diseases

1 août 2016 | Under News | Posted by

TESS Development Advisors congratulates Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu on his recent appointment as Head of the Nigerian Centre for Communicable Diseases. Dr Ihekweazu is a medical document with a particular interest in epidemiology. His wide experience includes a focus on TB and other communicable diseases. He has undertaken a number of Ebola control missions before returning […]

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Celebrating more progress in TB treatment

14 mai 2016 | Under News | Posted by

The World Health Organization has just approved a new, shorter MDR-TB regimen. This comes after the launch of new paediatric-appropriate TB drugs at the end of 2015 and constant work to improve case detection, treatment, routine monitoring and data collection on TB cases. See an extract of the WHO press release below. The full release […]

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UNITAID releases demand forecast for malaria medicines

25 avr 2016 | Under News | Posted by

UNITAID, the international funding agency focused on market information, fast-tracking access and reducing costs of new more effective medicines, technologies and systems for HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, as just released to two reports on the demand for antimalarial medicines: artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs), artemisinin monotherapies and rapid diagnostic tests for malaria. The Global Forecast report […]

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World TB Day 2016

24 mar 2016 | Under News | Posted by

The 24th of March is World TB day. Tuberculosis continues to be a major killer in many countries, but the fight against TB is growing in strength and momentum. These examples are just a few of the initiatives underway. The Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria celebrates World TB Day with a series […]

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Assessing markets for new paediatric TB medicines

14 oct 2015 | Under News | Posted by

TESS Development Advisors is pleased to share the the results of our study on paediatric TB markets. The article « Understanding Market Size and Reporting Gaps for Paediatric TB in Indonesia, Nigeria and Pakistan: Supporting Improved Treatment of Childhood TB in the Advent of New Medicines” by Renia Coghlan, Elizabeth Gardiner, Farhana Amanullah, Chikwe Ihekweazu, Rina […]

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Progress in tracking pharmaceutical markets

29 sept 2015 | Under News | Posted by

TESS Development Advisors joined with partner Medicines for Malaria Venture at the Pharma Africa Conference in London on 24-25th September to provide an update on the unique work being carried out to track national pharmaceutical markets in Africa. Speaking to delegates from both industry and public health backgrounds, Renia Coghlan highlighted the many different benefits […]

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