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A new TB report, Step Up for TB 2020, reveals that millions of people are still diagnosed and treated based on outdated policies and using old tools and approaches. This is  impacting the TB response and the reaching of the UN TB targets, agreed to by heads of state in 2018. The Stop TB Partnership report has found that significant policy gaps risk undermining the progress made, in the fight against one of the world’s leading infectious killers. The situation is worsened by the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on people affected by TB.

  • Tuberculosis (TB) treatment can be shortened from six to four months in 80% of children. This is according to findings from the SHINE study that were presented at a leading TB … Read more »

  • Before the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries were making steady progress in tackling tuberculosis, with a 9% reduction in incidence seen between 2015 and 2019 and a 14% drop in … Read more »

  • The Ministry of Health and Child Care has raised the alarm over the shortage of Tuberculosis drugs essential for HIV/TB treatment. This comes barely a month after thousands of … Read more »

  • Itohowo Uko, head of Communication and Social Mobilisation of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme, has said that they identified myths and … Read more »

  • The new treatment comes at a time when the country is battling the COVID-19 pandemic, when protecting individuals with lowered immunity or with other diseases is crucial. The new … Read more »

A patient prepares to take her medication for drug-resistant TB (file photo).