New factsheet examines TB/Hepatitis C links

The Hepatitis C Coalition has launched a new factsheet on TB and hepatitis C – which includes expert input from TB Alert. TB and hepatitis C have many similarities: they are closely linked to health inequalities and experience similar challenges in ensuring access to services and infection control. By understanding both diseases, and the interlinkages […]

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The race is on to eliminate TB by 2030

As the Millennium Development Goals draw to a close, the United Nations is defining the post-2015 development agenda with new targets for 2030 – including eliminating TB. In the 15 years that followed the launch of the MDGs, there have been muted successes in addressing TB: TB incidence fell in all regions, by an average […]

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Writing with authority on TB

The prestigious International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IJTLD) appoints TB Alert’s Secretary, Professor Peter Davies, as Editor in Chief for Tuberculosis. In his first editorial piece, in the August 2015 edition, Professor Davies reflects on the continued burden of tuberculosis, despite the Millennium Development Goal commitment to eradicate HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. He […]

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Homerton TB Team win 2015 Bevan Prize for Health and Wellbeing

Homerton University Hospital’s TB Team have been awarded the UK-wide 2015 Bevan Prize at an event in Westminster. This follows hot on the heels of their success in the TB Alert’s Sir John Crofton Prize for TB Nursing. The Bevan Foundation’s annual prize, which is sponsored by UNISON, The Open University and the Aneurin Bevan Society, is […]

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Multi-drug resistant TB passed on less than drug-susceptible TB, study shows

A study published this week in PLOS Medicine has found that some strains of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) may have a lower fitness (be less capable of spreading) than drug-susceptible tuberculosis bacteria. The study, conducted by Louis Grandjean of Imperial College London, and colleagues, compared new tuberculosis cases among household contacts of tuberculosis patients in […]

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Oxford Immunotec brave the elements for TB Alert

Thank you and congratulations to all the Oxford Immunotec triathletes who took part in the Blenheim Palace Triathlon, to raise a fantastic £369 – and counting – for TB Alert. Fuelled by scotch eggs and sausage rolls, the Oxford Immunotec teams smashed their record for overall team time: with Team A placing a proud 21st […]

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London Assembly review into Tuberculosis (TB) in London

The London Assembly Health Committee is seeking written submissions from stakeholders as part of its investigation into tuberculosis in London. London has amongst the highest incidence of TB disease in any western capital city, and almost 40 per cent of all UK cases occur in London. There are significant variations in the number of cases in different areas […]

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Urge your MP to endorse Barcelona Declaration to stop TB

The Stop TB Partnership is calling on Members of Parliament and elected officials to join the Global TB Caucus and sign the Barcelona Declaration, a call to action committing parliamentarians to take political leadership to secure an end to the tuberculosis epidemic within a generation. The Global TB Caucus will next meet in Cape Town […]

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Oxford Immunotec triathletes hope to triumph for TB Alert

The fabulous people at Oxford Immunotec are teaming up to compete in the Blenheim Palace Triathlon, on 13 June, to raise money for TB Alert. The competition will be intense. Not only will they be competing against other teams, they will be competing against each other too. Four teams of three will be put forward from Oxford Immuotec. […]

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