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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 to new TB medicines. For more information on their work, see the TB Alliance website.

Among the priorities for new drug development, the TB Alliance and WHO have joined up to address the gap in appropriate paediatric treatments, under the STEP-TB project funded by UNITAID. TESS Development Advisors is supporting the STEP-TB project to understand the market dynamics for new paediatric medicines. For more information on this work, see our case study on childhood TB.