Nigeria: Senate President Solicits WHO Support On Tuberculosis Eradication
[Vanguard] President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has appealed to the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to lend their support to the Nigerian Government towards ensuring the eradication of tuberculosis in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - February 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: USAID Ends Tuberculosis Grant, As TB Incidence Decline
[263Chat] The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has closed the US$25 million -Challenge TB grant for Zimbabwe, following an end to its five year tenure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Local Celebrities Enlisted for National Drive Against TB
[New Times] Rwanda Biomedical Centre has launched a tuberculosis fighting campaign to raise public awareness for early treatment, control, and prevention of tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Ten Babies Killed By Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria At Tembisa Hospital
[Daily Maverick] Overcrowding, understaffing and poor hygiene are said to be the main reasons for the deaths of the 10 newborns at Tembisa Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Preventing TB - a Big Drug Price Cut Paves the Way for Global Scale-Up
[The Conversation Africa] Lengthy negotiations ended in good news recently when the price of rifapentine, a lifesaving antibiotic, was marked down by 66% by its manufacturer Sanofi. When combined with another antibiotic (isoniazid), rifapentine can prevent tuberculosis (TB) disease. The move was announced at the Union World Conference on Lung Health in October 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: LMC Commences Regional Consultative Country Dialogue
[New Dawn] The Liberia Coordinating Mechanism (LCM) of the Global Fund (TGF) to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has commenced a regional consultative prioritization country dialogue to develop a joint funding request for Tuberculosis and HIV, on behalf of the country, for submission to the Fund. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Govt, Cso Partner in Fighting TB in Mining Sector
[Nyasa Times] The National TB Control Programme and Malawi Network of Aids Service Organisations (MANASO) have reaffirmed their commitment to working together to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) in the mining sector in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Speaking Out - Activists Face Down the World's Leading Infectious Killer
[MSF] For people living with drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB), the road to recovery can be long, painful, and lonely. Patients can spend months or years fighting the disease, enduring daily injections and swallowing thousands of pills. Though new drugs to treat TB offer some hope, they are still priced out of reach for many of the patients who need them most. Activists--including members of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and its Access Campaign--aim to change that (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Aisha Buhari Names Dolapo Osinbajo, Governors' Wives As TB Champions
[Premium Times] Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has appointed Dolapo Osinbajo, the wife of the vice president of Nigeria, and wives of all governors of states across Nigeria as 'champions' to lead the fight against TB in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - December 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Mirerani Artisanal Miners More Prone to TB - Study
[Daily News] AN artisanal miner on the sides of Mirerani hills in Simanjiro District is at a higher risk of contracting TB than any other miner in the country, it has been established. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: USAID Administrator Mark Green's Remarks At an Event for the One Year Anniversary of the USAID Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis
[USAID] Remarks (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: PET-CT Scanner Heralds New Era in TB Research
[UCT] The Cape Universities Body Imaging Centre (CUBIC) launched its Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT) Core Research Facility on Wednesday, 13 November, bolstering capacity in cutting-edge research on tuberculosis (TB), oncology, neurocognitive disorders, cardiovascular and other diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Swaziland: Hope Restored in the Kingdom of Eswatini As Tuberculosis Incidence Reduced By More Than Half
[WHO] Twana Bhembe witnessed the devastating effects of tuberculosis (TB) when her sister died from the disease in 2011. That was before she and her husband were each diagnosed with the disease, a year apart. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Aisha Buhari Seeks Political Will to End Tuberculosis
[Daily Trust] Nigerian First Lady and Global TB Ambassador, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has called for more funding to fast-track efforts to end tuberculosis (TB). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: United States and Ethiopia Renew Partnership to End Tuberculosis
[U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa] The United States and Ethiopia officially signed a new statement of partnership agreement to continue working closely together to end tuberculosis (TB) across the country. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Sean Jones and State Minister of Health Dr. Lia Tadesse signed a statement of partnership under which Ethiopia will be one of 30 focus countries under USAID's new Global Accelerator to End TB initiative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news