World TB Day 2019

What is TB’s impact in the world? Did you know that tuberculosis (TB) is the leading infectious disease globally? It caused the deaths of 1.6 million people (the population of Adelaide) in 2017. TB in Australia Within Australia, an estimated one million people live with the latent (non-infectious) variant of...

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Latest research reveals that funding is increasing for TB, but still needs to accelerate

Little girl receiving TB treatment, RESULTS Australia

(Photo courtesy of globalfund.org.au) By Shiva Shrestha, Global Health Campaign Manager and Mark Rice, Policy & Advocacy Manager at RESULTS Australia A breakthrough in identifying multiple diseases within minutes via a single drop of blood, was made recently by researchers from the University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and...

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World AIDS Day 2018

World AIDS Day 2018

By Amelia Christie, RESULTS CEO World AIDS Day 2018 provides an opportunity to celebrate the progress we have made in HIV. However, the UNAIDS theme for this year ‘know your status’, also reminds us how interlinked HIV and tuberculosis are. Those with tuberculosis (or TB as it’s more commonly known)...

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Follow-up to the UN High Level Meeting…

RESULTS, UN High Level Meeting, TB

The Australian TB Caucus met this week in Canberra to discuss the historic United Nations High-Level Meeting (UNHLM) on tuberculosis (TB), held in September 2018 in New York, where Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs, reaffirmed Australia’s support to the global fight against TB. Key Targets of the...

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Global TB Report shows TB World’s Biggest Infectious killer for fourth year running and most of the cases are on our doorstep

DR-TB

The WHO Global TB Report 2018 shows that TB remains the world’s top infectious killer and that 36 percent of people with TB are missed by health systems. Data from the report illustrates how global progress on TB remains stalled, highlighting the importance of raising TB as an important political...

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