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Congratulations, Katherine Fielding!

Delighted to announce that Katherine, LSHTM’s TB Centre Director, has been awarded the prestigious Union Scientific Prize which recognises researchers at any stage of their career for work in lung health published in the last five years.  Katherine collaborates with epidemiologists, health economists and modellers within and outside the School. Katherine Fielding (R) receiving her prize […]

The TB Centre at the Union World Conference on Lung Health – October 2018

The Union World Conference on Lung Health is the world’s largest gathering of clinicians and public health workers, health programme managers, policymakers, researchers and advocates working to end the suffering caused by lung disease, with a focus specifically on the challenges faced by low-and lower-middle income populations. Of the 10 million people who die each […]

The TB Centre at the UN High Level Meeting on TB

We were delighted that the LSHTM TB Centre was recognised as a leading academic group working on TB in the UK, and was among the few UK organisations invited to attend the UN High Level Meeting on TB. There were approximately 300 places allocated to academic institutions, funders and civil society organisations to witness heads of states and ministers […]

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 […]