New resource – Psychosocial counselling and treatment adherence support for people affected by TB

TB Alert are pleased to announce the launch of a ground breaking new technical manual on tuberculosis (TB) psychosocial support for healthcare workers, government and non-government organization employees, programme managers and peer workers . The pioneering guide addresses critical gaps in TB care and control by focusing on overcoming the psychological, social and economic factors […]

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Information on TB and COVID-19

People affected by TB may have particular concerns about the new coronavirus that is currently circulating around the world. To help reassure and advise, TB Alert has developed a Q&A on the relationship between the coronavirus, which causes the illness COVID-19, and TB. You can find the Q&A here

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Patient Public Advisers needed for latent TB research study

Are you interested in giving your opinion and advice on a study into the testing and treatment of latent tuberculosis? TB Alert and University College London (UCL) are recruiting a PPI Group to provide their insights to the RID-TB research programme. RID-TB is a five-year programme run by University College London (UCL) with funding from […]

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Kenneth Citron – TB Alert’s Vice President

The staff and Trustees of TB Alert were deeply saddened to hear of the recent passing of our Vice President, Kenneth Citron. Ken had a long and prestigious career as a Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine, during which he broke new ground in the treatment and care of tuberculosis. His lifelong commitment to addressing the […]

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UK Gov commits £467 million a year to Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

On Saturday 29th June, the UK announced a new three-year funding pledge for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The pledge includes funding to provide TB treatment and care for 2.3 million people and provide 120,000 people with treatment for multidrug-resistant TB. International Development Secretary, Rory Stewart said: We’re deeply proud of […]

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Welcome reductions in TB nationally and globally

The latest reports on TB prevalence from Public Health England and The World Health Organization have shown a welcome reduction in rates of TB in England and globally. England is now a low-TB-incidence country for the first time ever, as rates of TB drop to the lowest recorded rate of 9.2 cases per 100,000 population […]

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