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41st Tuberculosis, Surveillance and Research Unit meeting

41st Tuberculosis, Surveillance and Research Unit meeting [Abstracts due on 29 January] Date: Monday 4 April – Wednesday 6 April 2016 Venue:Jerry Morris room,  LSHTM, 15-17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH Event information:  On behalf of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Public Health England (PHE) and KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV), who are […]

Vaccine Design (Documentary)

Vaccines are proof that prevention is better than cure. Every year, vaccines save 6 million lives from diseases like tetanus, whooping cough, measles, polio and tuberculosis. Most of those saved are children who could live to realise their potential. This documentary is brought to you by Pfizer Malaysia. Dr Helen Fletcher, Director of the TB […]

46th Union World Conference on Lung Health: 2 – 6 December 2015, Cape Town, SA

The conference theme is “A New Agenda: Lung Health Beyond 2015”, which reflects the changing landscape of global public health, and the new era of action that
 we will embark on together in the coming years. When the World Conference convenes in Cape Town,
 the Millennium Development Goals era will be ending
 as a new […]

Alumni & TB Centre Drinks: 5 December 2015, Cape Town, SA

When: Saturday 5 December 2015 Where: Daddy Cool Bar, 38 Long Street, Cape Town 8001 Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm  RSVP (click here) for this event by Thursday 3 December 2015 The School’s TB Centre and Alumni Office will be holding a joint drinks event for alumni, students, staff and friends of the School. This event will take place […]

TB Partnership – five year investment plan

Tuberculosis (TB) causes 1.5 million deaths each year, more than any other infectious disease. The ongoing global epidemic of TB has led experts to call for a complete overhaul in how the disease is tackled. A global alliance of experts in the Stop TB Partnership have launched a Global Plan to End TB which will […]

TB Retreat 2015

TB Research at the Africa Centre

TB Research at the Africa Centre Richard Lessells and Alison Grant will give a progress update concerning developing a programme of TB research at the Africa Centre. We invite members of LSHTM TB Centre and UCL-TB to come and contribute to the discussion! Speakers: Richard Lessells and Alison Grant Date: 30 October 2015 Time: 14:00 […]

New tool to predict genetic resistance to tuberculosis drugs

The TB Profiler, developed by a team of researchers at LSHTM and led by Dr Taane Clark, is a new tool that aims to predict genetic resistance to tuberculosis drugs. Click HERE  to find out more.

Texas A&M researchers develop new, faster tuberculosis test

Days after a man suspected of having tuberculosis was removed from a flight from Austin to Phoenix, researchers with the Texas A&M Health Science Center have announced a new tuberculosis test that could provide results in hours instead of days or weeks. The standard method of diagnosing tuberculosis, a potentially fatal bacterial disease that typically […]