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Ministers make new global commitment to end TB

Last week in Moscow, 75 ministers agreed to take urgent action to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030. The announcement came at the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending Tuberculosis in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response, which brought together delegates from 114 countries. The Moscow Declaration to End TB is a promise to […]

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Race against TB in The Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

The London marathon is often described as the world’s greatest marathon, and the huge demand for the limited places reflects this! You can guarantee your entry and help save lives from TB by signing up for TB Alert’s Silver Bond place. As places are limited, we ask interested runners to commit to raising over £2500 […]

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WHO: antimicrobial resistance a global health emergency

A new WHO report, Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis,  describes antimicrobial resistance and the lack of new antibiotic candidates as a ‘global health emergency’. The report found that very few treatment options exist for antibiotic-resistant infections, including drug-resistant tuberculosis, and that most drugs in the […]

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Professor Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick (1924-2017)

All at TB Alert are saddened at the recent passing of our Vice President, Professor Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick. Professor Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick achieved an enormous amount in her 92 years. She had an illustrious career as a leading thoracic physician and was appointed the first female president of the Royal College of Physicians. Dame Margaret knew […]

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New study finds 20 year plus benefit from BCG in adolescence

New research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and National Institute of Health research finds that the BCG offers more protection against TB than previously thought – offering over 20 years’ protection when given to adolescent children in the UK. Though the protection offered by the BCG varies by geographic region, according to […]

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