tuberculosis

UN-led ministerial conference in Moscow agrees universal commitment to end tuberculosis

On Friday, 75 ministers announced a landmark agreement to take urgent action to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 at the conclusion of a World Health Organization (WHO) conference in Moscow, Russia, on eradicating the world's deadliest infectious disease.

News in Brief 30 October 2017 (AM)

Tuberculosis remains world’s “top infectious killer”: WHO

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Tuberculosis world's top infectious killer; UN health agency calls for political action to stop spread

Progress has not been fast enough over the past year to reach global and regional targets on stopping the spread of tuberculosis (TB), or to make real headway in closing persistent gaps in TB care and prevention, the World Health Organization warned Monday.

News in Brief 21 April 2017 (AM) – Geneva

325 million people suffer from hepatitis B and C

More than 325 million people are infected with hepatitis B or C virus, which can seriously damage the liver, and most sufferers do not get the life-saving help they need, UN health experts said on Friday.

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Marking World Tuberculosis Day, UN seeks to address stigma, protect patient rights

To mark World Tuberculosis Day, the United Nations health agency has launched a new set of ethics guidance to protect the rights of all people affected by the infectious disease, which claims 5,000 lives each day.

News in Brief 22 March 2017 (PM)

UN “gravely concerned” at serious rights violations across Libya

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