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  • Ending the TB Epidemic Feb 21, 2017

    ACTION trains global media champions to fight tuberculosis

    Washington, D.C. (Feb. 16) – ACTION, in a bid to end one of the world’s oldest and most infectious diseases, hosted its latest media champion training for tuberculosis (TB) survivors, advocates, and researchers in Paris, France, February 1 - 4. Accommodating 10 participants from 9 countries, the training, in its 11th year, sought to deepen and broaden the advocacy group’s effort to promote investment in TB research and treatment, and ultimately, to help eliminate the disease by 2030, the goal set by the World Health Organization.

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  • The Power of Vaccines Feb 02, 2017

    Historic commitment from African heads of state to advance immunization in Africa

    Addis Ababa (Jan. 31) – Heads of State from across Africa, today, endorsed the Addis Declaration on Immunization (ADI) also known as the Ministerial Declaration on Universal Access to Immunization, a historic and timely pledge to ensure that everyone in Africa – regardless of who they are or where they live – receives the full benefits of immunization. The endorsement was issued during the 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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  • Ending the TB Epidemic Jan 25, 2017

    ACTION welcomes the Medicines Patent Pool’s first license for new TB treatment

    25 January 2017 – ACTION welcomes the signing of a licensing agreement between the Medicine Patent Pool (MPP) and the Johns Hopkins University, for an investigational tuberculosis (TB) treatment. The drug, sutezolid, holds significant promise for an effective new treatment for the world’s leading infectious killer. The signing, which took place, January 24 in Geneva, Switzerland, is the first licensing agreement for TB treatment announced by the MPP.

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  • Ending the TB Epidemic Oct 13, 2016

    Tuberculosis cases top 10 million

    Drug-resistant TB cases up to 580,000. 13 October 2016 – New data released today by the World Health Organization shows that the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic is bigger than anyone had previously counted. There are now more cases, more deaths, and more drug resistance on record. This is the third year in a row that the estimate of total TB cases and deaths has been revised upward.

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  • Ending the TB Epidemic Sep 17, 2016

    World leaders invest nearly $13 bn in the Global Fund, build momentum toward ending the epidemic

    Further efforts to build on this investment are needed in the years ahead to put the diseases in the history books

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  • Ending the TB Epidemic Jul 19, 2016

    New ACTION Report Urges Integrated Response to TB-HIV

    July 19, 2016 — ACTION released a new report today that highlights the persistent need to coordinate an integrated response to the deadly duo of TB-HIV co-infections if additional progress is to be made against either disease.

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  • Ending the TB Epidemic Jul 18, 2016

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    Media advisory for a press conference on ACTION’s new TB-HIV research, "From Policy to Practice: How the TB-HIV Response is Working." ACTION, a global health advocacy partnership, will released a new report highlighting the persistent need to coordinate an integrated response to the "deadly duo" of TB-HIV co-infections if additional progress is to be made against either disease.

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  • Ending the TB Epidemic May 19, 2016

    AMR Review Highlights Window of Opportunity to Combat World’s Top Infectious Killer

    A groundbreaking report released today by the independent Review of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the U.K. presents a window of opportunity to transform the fight against TB, the world’s deadliest infectious disease.

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