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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 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 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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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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Consultation on new Global TB Plan

11 juin 2015 | Under Consultations | Posted by

The Stop TB Partnership has launched a consultation to gather inputs to the new Global Plan to Stop TB 2016 – 2020. The consultation focuses on 8 major areas including: – identifying the key issues – defining a paradigm shift – modeling the impact of the current targets – reaching key populations – engaging key […]

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How much childhood TB is treated in the private sector? The Union Conference 2014

31 oct 2014 | Under News | Posted by

The Union conference brings together experts in the TB and Lung Health sectors. This year, absorbing the energizing sea air in Barcelona, the Union’s annual gathering focused increasingly on the previously neglected area of childhood TB. Fundamental to the challenge of improving treatment for childhood TB are three components: identifying the numbers of children affected, […]

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Toolkit to Combat Childhood TB

20 sept 2014 | Under News | Posted by

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) have released a training toolkit to improve detection and management of childhood TB. Childhood TB has long been a neglected disease, due in part to the challenges of diagnosing and correctly treating it in the face of limited diagnostic and […]

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Estimating the Burden of Paediatric TB

9 juil 2014 | Under News | Posted by

A new study co-authored by TESS Development Advisors’ Executive Director was published today in the Lancet Global Health. The study presents new information on the estimated global burden of paediatric TB, based on mathematical modeling. Results indicate that the burden of childhood TB is important, requiring further attention from the global public health community. The […]

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Workshop on Logistics Management Information Systems

12 mai 2014 | Under News | Posted by

164 participants – representing 28 countries and 40 partners – joined forces last week in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) to share knowledge and experiences for strengthening logistics management information systems (LMIS). The workshop organized by the Roll Back Malaria, the Global Fund and the Stop TB Partnership provided a forum for national delegations and partners to […]

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