Africa: Guidance, Tools and Support for Countries Transitioning to Digital, Case-Based Surveillance for TB
[WHO] Over 300 representatives from countries and partners joined the webinar on "Strengthening TB surveillance: supporting countries to transition to case-based, digital surveillance". (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 3, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: TB 'Seen As Disease of the Poor' - Is That Why Vaccines Are Not Ready Yet?
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- The Stop TB Partnership hosted a media briefing on July 6, 2022, to launch the Global Plan to End TB 2023-2030 (Global Plan), a detailed strategy to finally put an end to the world's oldest pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 21, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Announces Updates On Its Guidance On Tuberculosis Care and Support
[WHO] Updated guidelines and a new operational handbook on TB care and support have been launched by WHO to improve the quality of life and better outcomes for people with TB. This includes for the first-time, implementation guidance on health education, counseling and palliative care as well as on social support, treatment administration options and digital adherence technologies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 18, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Global Plan to End TB Now and 2030
[New Dawn] The Stop TB Partnership has unveiled a costed plan for the world to end tuberculosis (TB), the second leading infectious disease killer in the world, after COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - July 7, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Shorter, Simpler Dr-TB Regimen Expected Later This Year
[spotlight] Work is underway in South Africa to amend the country's national guidelines for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) to provide a shorter, six-month, all-oral regimen as a new standard of care treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 27, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Shorter TB Treatment Shows Promise in Nigeria
[SciDev.Net] Lagos -- Early success with Nigeria's implementation of the new and shorter six-month tuberculosis treatment regimen in four states could pave the way for its rollout nationwide, says an expert. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Director-General's Keynote Address At the WHO Global Tuberculosis Programme - 9 June 2022
[WHO] Dear colleagues and friends, (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Positive Signs for New TB Testing Strategy
[spotlight] Under a new tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis strategy, people considered to be at high risk of TB are offered molecular TB tests, even if they do not have any symptoms. A landmark study in 2020 showed that such a strategy can help diagnose more people more quickly. Now, early indications are that it also works in the real world and South Africa's lab service says they can cope with the increased demand. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 14, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Nigeria Recorded 50% Increase in TB Notification in 2021 - Govt
[Daily Trust] Nigeria recorded a 50 per cent increase in annual tuberculosis case notification in 2021, with numbers increasing from 138,591 cases in 2020 to 207,785. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 8, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Convenes Experts to Review Methods for Estimating TB Disease Burden
[WHO] A successful meeting of a subgroup of WHO's Global Task Force on TB Impact Measurement was held in Geneva on 11-12 May. This important meeting focused on an up-to-date review of methods used by WHO to produce TB disease burden estimates. The meeting brought together experts in statistics, modelling and epidemiology from academia, government institutions from high TB burden countries, other technical partners and funding bodies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 6, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Tobacco Exposed - Poisoning Our Planet and a Key Driver for the TB Epidemic
[WHO] The theme of this year's World Tobacco Day is Poisoning our Planet: Tobacco Exposed. This theme aims to shed light on the global detrimental impact of tobacco on human health, economies, societies and the environment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 6, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 200,000 Undetected Tuberculosis Infections Occur Annually in Nigeria, Says Govt
[This Day] The federal government yesterday said despite significant progress made in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in the country, there were still over 200,000 new tuberculosis infections occurring every year with the knowledge of health officials. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 3, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: In-Depth - New Guidelines and Medicines Poised to Boost TB Prevention Efforts in SA
[spotlight] For many, learning that you have tuberculosis (TB) can be an anxiety-inducing experience. Not only due to concerns about one's own health but also due to concerns about transmitting TB to other members of your family and household. These fears may be allayed when one learns that there are pills that people at risk of TB can take to prevent falling sick. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 31, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Major Improvements in Quality of Life for People With Drug-Susceptible TB Expected Following Updates in TB Treatment Regimens
[WHO] Landmark changes in shortening treatment duration has been announced by WHO in its updated consolidated guidelines on treatment of drug-susceptible TB. The guidelines include a new recommendation for the use of a 4-month regimen composed of isoniazid, rifapentine, moxifloxacin and pyrazinamide for the treatment and care of DS-TB. The shorter and effective new regimen offers improved quality of life for people with TB. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 30, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: TB Laboratory Manuals Issued to Support the Implementation of Who-Recommended Diagnostics
[WHO] Three new manuals were released today to support the implementation of WHO-recommended rapid molecular diagnostic tests for the detection of TB and drug-resistant TB, the processing of stool samples for the diagnosis of childhood TB and the interpretation and reporting of line probe assays (LPAs) for detection of drug-resistant TB. These manuals were developed by WHO and the Stop TB Partnership's Global Laboratory Initiative (GLI) working group. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 17, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news