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COVID-19: New devices could transform COVID-19 patient treatment and protect health care workers

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The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) has today described the development of two novel devices, a negative pressure procedural tent...
Gac Launches Human Rights Strategic Plan For Tb And Hiv Services

GAC launches Human Rights Strategic Plan for TB and HIV services

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The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC), in collaboration with its partners has launched a Human Rights Strategic Plan for HIV and Tuberculosis (TB) services for...
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South Africa starts tuberculosis vaccine trial in response to COVID-19

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Researchers in South Africa on Monday vaccinated hundreds of health workers with a 100-year-old tuberculosis (TB) in clinical trial in response to the COVID-19...
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New initiative launched in Africa to boost war against tuberculosis

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The war against tuberculosis (TB) in Africa received a boost on Monday when a consortium of donors and research entities announced an initiative to...
Rbm Partnership

COVID-19: Countries urged to scale-up life-saving malaria interventions

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RBM Partnership has urged countries to act swiftly to save almost 400,000 additional lives from malaria as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. The...
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Nigerian state records 62 percent cure rate of tuberculosis

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Nigeria's northwest state of Kebbi on Wednesday said it has achieved 62 percent cure rate of tuberculosis (TB) cases between 2019 and 2020 in...
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Ghana must rise up now to end TB-CSOs

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As the world celebrates TB day on Tuesday, civil society and communities working towards a TB-free Ghana, have expressed concern over the fact that...
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Late reporting affecting TB treatment in Sekyere-Kumawu

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Late reporting of Tuberculosis (TB) to health facilities by infected persons in the Sekyere-Kumawu District is hugely impeding the fight against the disease in...

Ghana Envoy trains 20 single mothers to acquire employable skills

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Ghana’s Ambassador to Denmark, Mrs Amerley Ollennu Awua-Asamoa has supported 20 women in the Wenchi Municipality of the Bono Region to engage...
Deadlier Std Emerges

Global fund to fight epidemics to support Angola

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The chairperson of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Donald Kaberuka, on Monday guaranteed his organization's support to Angola to eradicate...
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Union okays WHO recommendations for treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis

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The Union welcomes the rapid communication from the World Health Organization (WHO) on the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). The WHO rapid communication document,...

Ghana pledges one million dollars to Global Fund

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The Government has pledged one million dollars to the Global Fund Replenishment, as its contribution towards the fight against HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Mr Alexander...
accidents

UN chief calls for collective efforts to prevent road accidents

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for collective efforts to prevent road accidents that cause over 1.3 million deaths annually, on the occasion of...
Tuberculosis

South African TB patients join international campaign for affordable TB medicine

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South African tuberculosis (TB) patients on Thursday joined an international campaign to demand affordable medicine for tuberculosis (TB) patients. During a protest...

Actress Claire Forlani announced as ambassador for The Union ahead of Union World Conference

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Actress Claire Forlani announced as ambassador for the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) ahead of the 50th Union World Conference...
UNAIDS

UNAIDS Makes Varied Progress in Reducing TB Deaths Among People with HIV

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Five countries have already met and 18 more are on track to meet the UN target of reducing tuberculosis (TB) deaths among people living...
Tuberculosis

Ghana Marks World TB Day

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Ghana, on Friday observed the celebration of this year’s World Tuberculosis (TB) Day with a call on the public to help find persons living...
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Case Detection Efforts Will Spur Ghana into Ending TB by 2030

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Dr. Frank Bonsu, Manager of the National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTBCP) Thursday said if Ghana is able to meet its case detection targets for...
Tuberculosis

Ghana Launches Know Your Lung Campaign to curb TB

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A National Tuberculosis Campaign, aimed at increasing knowledge and awareness on TB symptoms and lung health, has been launched in Accra to help prevent...

New model for defeating childhood TB at Union World Conference

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A study undertaken by the International Union for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) – and announced at the 49th Union World Conference on...
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Market women in Kaneshie sensitized on basic hygiene

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The Janok Foundation, a community-based organisation in the Ablekuma Central District, has educated the Kaneshie Market Women on basic hygiene as part of this...
HIV-and-AIDS

Global Funds allocates more funds to Ghana

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The Global Fund (GF) has allotted to Ghana $200 million to fight HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria from this year, 2018 to...
tuberculosis

Ho: Tuberculosis Kills Six People

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Six Tuberculosis-related deaths were recorded in the Ho Municipality in 2017, Madam Shine Garvin, Ho Municipal Health Promotion Officer has said. She said the prevalence...
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TB eradication could be a nightmare for Ghana -Dr Bonsu

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Thursday warned that the country could lose the battle against Tuberculosis (TB) control, if the right leadership and...

WHO Recognize KCCR As Buruli Ulcer Diagnostic Centre

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Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of science and Technology, has been recognized as a ‘World Health Organization (WHO)...
HIV

Cases Of HIV In Greater Accra Alarming

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Madam Jane Amerley Oku, the Chief Executive Officer of Janok Foundation, a non-government organization, has called on Ghanaians to undergo regular health examination for...
Tuberculosis

Ministers Agree To Take Urgent Action To End Tuberculosis

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Some 75 ministers have agreed to take urgent action to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030. The announcement came at the end of the "First WHO...
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Global Health Summit Underway In Accra

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A three-day Global Health Supply Chain Summit to enhance the role of stakeholders in the sector is underway in Accra. The 10th summit is on...

Union Africa conference: Participants urged to implement policies to end TB

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The 20th Union Africa conference on lung health, has ended in Accra with a challenge to participants to work in the spirit of Pan-Africanism...

TB activists to engage traditional rulers in fight against TB stigma

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Tuberculosis activists (TB) have come up with cost effective ways of reducing stigma on TB-HIV at the just ended 20th Conference of the Union...