Content labelled as: Tuberculosis

It's not every day you get a promising new lead in the arms race against TB

Blog post

One of my most embarrassing talking points on tuberculosis is that there have been no new first-line treatments for TB since before we put a man on the moon. This is a ridiculous amount of time to not have new, widely used treatments for a disease that kills 1.8 million people each year....

The rise of the resistant bug

Blog post

The discovery of penicillin changed the world. Alexander Fleming revolutionised the way we see microbial infections by discovering the first antibiotic, a feat that ultimately awarded him joint Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Florey & Chain in 1945. The World Health Organisation...

The stories behind the statistics

Blog post

We are often told about how difficult and arduous treatments for TB are. Nobody knows this better than those affected by TB or those working on the frontline providing treatment. At the end of last year I met with three TB advocates at the Union World Conference on Lung Health in Liverpool – the...

Do we have a lack of political will to end TB?

Blog post

Today is World TB Day 2017. In the past decade, every World TB Day press release or statement could have been exactly the same, only changing one number – the number of deaths – and it’s going in the wrong direction.

Figures from a recent report highlight the staggering future human and...

From donor funding to domestic leaders: why country ownership matters

Blog post

In all societies there are many ways to foster change. Take a look at the United Kingdom and you’ll see various activities which a wide range of groups use to bring about new, improved or different ways of doing things. Our grassroots campaigners are excellent examples of this. They spend their...

Why does engagement and coordination on TB matter at the European level?

Blog post

Established in 2009, TB Europe Coalition (TBEC) is the only regional civil society network working exclusively on TB in the European region. Since its foundation, TBEC has been actively supported by RESULTS UK. With increasing rates of drug-resistant TB...

Counting the cost of TB

Blog post

This guest blog post is written by Matt Oliver, RESULTS UK alumni and Head of the Secretariat of the Global TB Caucus, the world’s largest independent parliamentary network.

Today, the Global TB Caucus launched a new report detailing the...

The Global Ministerial Conference: What is it and why is it important?

Blog post
This guest blog was originally posted by Kate Thompson, Global TB Caucus Secretariat Co-ordinator, on the Global TB Caucus website on 20 November 2017. Last week, Ministers of Health from...

March conference call

Blog post

A recording of the March grassroots conference call is now available. We were joined this month by Rosanna Flury, the Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia at the Global TB Caucus Secretariat. Rosanna works with members...

World TB Day Podcast: From Practitioners to Policymakers

Blog post

On 26 September, the first ever UN High-Level Meeting on TB will take place in New York. This is the first time in the centuries-old history of the disease that TB will be discussed, globally, at the Heads of State and Government level. As momentum builds for the meeting,...

Pages

Subscribe to Content labelled as: Tuberculosis
RESULTS UK is a charity registered as RESULTS Education in England and Wales (1015286), a company limited by guarantee (2761858), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC041481).