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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 […]

Eliminating catastrophic costs due to TB

Policy impact of findings from Ghana’s national survey of costs faced by TB patients and their households. One of the three targets of the End TB Strategy is that no TB patients or their households should face “catastrophic total costs” due to TB, in line with policy efforts related to progress towards achieving universal health […]

Job Opportunities | AMR post doctoral fellow & WHO consultancy

Domain expert antimicrobial resistance (AMR) (postdoctoral fellow) Fulltime (40 hours per week) – based in Amsterdam The position The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow who will be part of a larger team that conducts research to better understand antimicrobial resistance (AMR) patterns and key drivers of AMR […]

Job Opportunity | International consultant roles

The WHO are seeking an international consultant to support the development of a national TB Laboratory strategic plan in Chad. Interested candidates should send their cv and motivation letter to tsc_tb@who.int no later than 1 June 2018. You can read the terms of reference here.   The WHO are also seeking an international consultant to support the […]

Job Opportunity | Research Assistant – short term contract 6 months

Institution: School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health (TMGH), Nagasaki University, Japan   A research assistant with experience in epidemiological or clinical research in infectious diseases and or nutrition is required to support the setup and implementation of TB research studies in the Philippines with Professor Sharon Cox (jointly appointed to Nagasaki University and the […]