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17 October 2018

IMPAACT4TB at The Hague

The IMPAACT4TB partners meeting will be held on Oct 18-20th and will be hosted by KNCV, one of the 5 partners under the IMPAACT4TB project, at their offices in the Hague, The Netherlands.

06 October 2018

We Know How to Conquer Tuberculosis

Op-ed in The NY Times in line with a letter sent in by Aurum Institute's Professor Gavin Churchyard:
In 1962, the renowned epidemiologist George Comstock had a realization that would help rid modern America of one of the world’s enduring scourges. Despite the advent of antibiotics, tuberculosis had remained endemic in parts of the country.
05 October 2018

VOA News Health Chat (Audio Clip)

The Aurum Institute's Gavin Churchyard speaks to VOA News.
Health Chat is a live call-in program that addresses health issues of interest to Africa. The show puts listeners directly in touch with guest medical professionals. It includes a weekly feature spot, health news and comments from listeners on health issues. The program is hosted by veteran health reporter Linord Moudou.
04 October 2018

Statement on UN High-Level Meeting on TB

When it comes to preventing TB, we can and must do better. Statement by Gavin Churchyard, CEO of Aurum Institute:
We’ve known how to prevent and treat TB for over 70 years. Yet, in 2017 an estimated 10 million people fell ill from the disease, and every day more than 4,000 people die from TB. Many of these deaths can be prevented.
04 October 2018

Together We Can Achieve Our Vision To Improve The Health of The Poor And End TB And HIV

Nelson Mandela called on the world to “make poverty history” and “to do more in the fight against AIDS by also fighting TB”. Poverty and TB are inextricably linked. In the words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, “TB is the child of poverty, but also its parent and provider”.

02 October 2018

New Tuberculosis Vaccine Raises Hopes

But one more large trial is needed, says TB activist. A new vaccine to prevent tuberculosis in young people and adults has been announced. One of the world’s most prestigious medical journals, the New England Medical Journal, published the results of a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) trial on Tuesday.
15 August 2018

IMPAACT4TB Website Launch and Newsletter

IMPAACT4TB is a four-year project introducing a new way to tackle latent TB infection — the seedbed of TB—in order to slow and ultimately stop the flood of new TB cases occurring every year.

08 August 2018

Launch of Ghana Parliamentary TB Caucus

The Caucus was launched on Thursday 2nd August 2018 by a collaboration between Afro Global Alliance, Aurum Ghana and Ghana TB Voice Network.

25 July 2018

TB-Sequel Annual Meeting (Zanzibar)

The 2018 TB-Sequel Annual Meeting kicked off mid-July in Zanzibar with a jam-packed agenda.