tuberculosis

Number of Afghan patients treated for TB doubled since 2001: UN health agency

The number of patients being treated for tuberculosis in Afghanistan has more than doubled since 2001, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced today, saying this could be the result of a dramatic improvement in the detection of cases.

UN health agency adds 4 TB drugs to pre-qualified list, easing access to treatment

At a time when the tuberculosis virus is producing increasingly drug-resistant strains, the United Nations health agency today added four new medicines to its list of pre-qualified products, one of them the first to be included for strains of TB that are resistant to standard treatment.

UN envoy says ‘stumbling blocks’ must be overcome to stamp out tuberculosis

A United Nations special envoy today appealed for greater strides to be made in development and medical research to eradicate tuberculosis, which is commonly perceived as a disease of the past but continues to kill 5,000 people daily.

Ban Ki-moon signs on for movement to halt spread of tuberculosis

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today joined the “Call to Stop Tuberculosis,” a global partnership to stamp out the curable disease which kills almost 2 million people every year.