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Topics / Tuberculosis

New funding and interest in tuberculosis is producing encouraging results, but there is still more work to be done. We support the goals of the Global Plan to Stop TB, which aims to treat 50 million people with TB and prevent 14 million deaths from the disease by 2015.

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

TB beats HIV as the leading infectious disease cause of death worldwide

TB for the first time surpassed HIV in total deaths per year with 1.5 million people dying from TB in 2014 (with 400,000 of those HIV positive) and 1.2 million per year dying from HIV. To end the global TB epidemic, better detection systems need to be in place and tools developed to better diagnose people, and a better vaccine should be developed.

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CTVD: International network for innovation, cooperation, and collaboration in TB vaccine discovery

The Collaboration for TB Vaccine Discovery (CTVD) is an international network of scientists and experts dedicated to fostering innovation, cooperation, and collaboration in the up-stream TB vaccine discovery space.

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The Collective Effort to Turn the Tide on the War Against TB

Today is World TB Day – a day in which traditionally the TB community gets busy organizing events – both at a high level and at the community level – in trying to raise awareness in countries all over the world.

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Australia Makes Important Commitment to Tuberculosis and Malaria

We congratulate Australia and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop for their announcement of $30 million Australian dollars over three years aid package to develop lifesaving tools for TB and malaria

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New Leaders Named for WHO Global Malaria Program and UNITAID

The World Health Organization (WHO) has appointed two new leaders in the fight against HIV, TB and malaria.

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