Archive | News

WHO revises global TB estimate up by 500,000

The BBC reported the release of new World Health Organization statistics that have revised up the estimate of how many people have tuberculosis by almost 500,000. In 2013 nine million people around the world were reported to have developed TB, though the number of people dying from the illness continued to decline. About three million […]

Continue Reading

Increased risk of TB as migrant access to healthcare is limited

The British public is being placed at increased risk from infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, as vulnerable migrants are discouraged from seeking healthcare. This warning has been set out in the report Do No Harm from the think tank Demos, which highlights the impact of anti-immigration rhetoric and the threat of NHS charging on migrant access […]

Continue Reading

Celebrating innovation in TB nursing

TB Alert is proud to announce the launch of the Sir John Crofton Prize for TB Nursing – celebrating dedication and innovation in TB nursing. The crucial work that TB Nurses play in TB prevention and care is to be celebrated through the first annual award, at the Royal Society of Medicine’s TB conference in […]

Continue Reading

New TB drug wins top accolade

The first TB drug to be approved in 40 years was celebrated at the 2014 Prix Galien Awards this week. The Prix Galien recognises the contribution that new medicines make to the lives of people with life‐threatening conditions. London’s House of Commons played host to a glittering ceremony where the drug Sirturo® (bedaquiline), developed by […]

Continue Reading

2013 TB figures show small drop

Public Health England (PHE) has reported a decrease in the number of TB cases in the UK in 2013, with 7,892 reported cases compared with 8,729 in 2012. Figures were published last week in PHE’s annual TB in the UK Report. Despite this decrease, the UK still has one of the highest rates of TB in Western Europe, with an incidence […]

Continue Reading

TB Alert wins silver award for work

TB Alert has been awarded the silver award and £15,000 in healthcare company Sanofi UK’s Patient Group Bursary Scheme. The scheme supports organisations across the UK which put the needs and interests of patients at the heart of their work, and the charity received the award for work in developing a peer support network for people […]

Continue Reading

Advanced TB course to be held in London

Public Health England with the Centre for Respiratory Infection (CRI) have organised an intensive two-day TB course to be held at the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London on 27-28 November. The course will offer a comprehensive update to participants on the clinical management of TB cases and incidents, evaluate new diagnostic techniques […]

Continue Reading

UCLA studies show promising results for TB

Two recent studies led by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) may pave the way for the development of new TB treatments. Results from the first study suggest that in the future doctors may be able to better identify people who have a greater risk of TB. Research identified the protein interleukin-32 as playing […]

Continue Reading

Educational TB Symposium: registration open

Registrations are now open for September’s educational symposium: “Turning the tide by detecting latent tuberculosis infection” Join Qiagen at the Royal College of Physicians in London, where a panel of experts will be discussing a variety of topics, including: the increasing burden of TB infections in the UK effective diagnosis strategy effective TB elimination strategy effective […]

Continue Reading

Our 2013 annual review is out!

TB Alert’s Annual Review for 2013-2014 is now out! We had another fantastic year, and thanks to our dedicated local partners we reached more people than ever before. But all this has only been possible because of our wonderful supporters, who have all helped us make a real difference to the lives of people with […]

Continue Reading
MENU