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WHO Global tuberculosis report 2018

The WHO has published a global TB report every year since 2018, with a view to providing a comprehensive assessment of the TB epidemic and the progress made in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. This year’s report is particularly important as it comes just a few days before the U.N. high-level meeting on […]

Job Opportunity | Consultancy to support comms around the UN High Level Meeting

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Programme (GTB) is looking for a Consultant to support advocacy, information dissemination and communications around the UN High Level Meeting on TB and beyond.   Background: Heads of State will gather in New York on 26 September this year at the United Nations General Assembly first-ever high-level meeting […]

Job Opportunity | Consultancy to promote and support the implementation of TB patient cost surveys

The Global TB Programme within the World Health Organisation is requesting a consultancy to assist the Policy, Strategy and Innovations Unit with its work on promoting and supporting the implementation of TB patient cost surveys and their application to improve the care and support to TB patients and affected families. Please view the attached pdf […]

North London TB Journal Club: dates for your diaries

Who are we? North London Tb Journal Club is a monthly journal club that has been running since 2012. It is organised by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University College London, the MRC Clinical Trials Unit, Médicins Sans Frontières’ Manson Unit, The Francis Crick Institute and Queen Mary University of London. Colleagues from […]

British University and Medical Leaders Call on PM to attend UN TB Meeting

On 1st August 2018, UK Academics and Professionals to End Tuberculosis sent a letter to the Prime Minister, which calls on her to attend the first ever United Nations High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, in New York next month. The letter was signed by over 130 TB academics and professionals, and also leaders of several […]

Gearing up for the UN General Assembly meeting on TB

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will hold its first high-level meeting on tuberculosis on 26 September 2018. The theme of the meeting is “United to end tuberculosis: an urgent global response to a global epidemic” and Heads of State are expected to attend and endorse a bold political declaration on TB that will accelerate […]

STAMP trial findings released: Urine-based screening may reduce mortality

The STAMP trial, which was conducted in two hospitals in Malawi and South Africa, aimed to identify whether urine-based screening for TB in HIV-positive patients could improve outcomes. In an article published in the Lancet last week, Ankur Gupta-Wright et al. confirmed that high-risk subgroups could indeed benefit from urine testing and implementation could contribute […]

LSHTM TB Centre Report on June 4 Interactive Civil Society Hearing for the UNGA on TB

2018 is a landmark year for TB, with the first ever United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Meeting (HLM) on the fight against tuberculosis planned for the 26th September in New York. The HLM aims to deliver an ambitious political declaration on TB endorsed by Heads of State, that will strengthen action and investments to […]

LSHTM TB Centre MSc Students’ Project Fair

TB Centre student representatives organised an MSc Students’ Project Fair for all MSc students doing their summer projects on any aspect of TB.  The goal of the fair was to bring the MSc students and TB Centre experts, who are some of the leading global experts on TB, in one room for a rich but informal mentorship […]

In the thick of it: a three-month internship with the National Tuberculosis, Leprosy, and Lung Disease Program in Kenya

A brief account of myself, my PhD, and my internship in Kenya My name is William Rudgard, and I’m currently a third year PhD student at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I’m particularly interested in ways to prevent people with tuberculosis (TB) from experiencing financial hardship because of their illness. Research shows […]