Blog: Tuberculosis

Marking World TB Day with Dr. Zolelwa Sifumba - We All Breathe

31 March 2020
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Zolelwa speaking South Africa's 5th annual TB Conference, 2018. Image: Still from UnMasked: We All Breathe

To mark World TB Day 2020, RESULTS UK had organised that Dr. Zolelwa Sifumba would come to London to meet with decision-makers and discuss her experience of surviving multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis and working as a healthcare professional in a low-resource setting. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, it wasn'...

March 2020 grassroots conference call - ensuring funding for TB R&D

5 March 2020

This month, we discussed the technical but important and timely issue of how to ensure adequate funding for research and development (R&D) into new ways to prevent and treat TB. TB is the world's biggest infectious killer disease, yet many of the ways we have to fight it are out of date and, with the rise of drug-resistant strains, increasingly ineffective. Investing in scientific research is vital, yet there is insufficient funding to ensure we have the tools we need to end TB and other...

New report shows highest ever funding for global health research – but gaps persist

30 January 2020

Many of you will have heard about the urgent need for new tools to prevent, diagnose and treat tuberculosis. We tend to talk about it quite a lot. Today, a brand new report charting investments into global health research and development (R&D) has been launched in Brussels, so we’re going to spend some time thinking about the bigger picture.

The G-Finder Report tracks funding for better tools against neglected diseases, which reached a new...

Tuberculosis and Universal* Health Coverage. *Terms and Conditions Apply.

11 December 2019

This Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, the theme is “Keeping the Promise.” There is no shortage of high-level political promises on achieving universal health coverage (UHC), ending tuberculosis (TB) and leaving no one behind, as well as recognition of the co-dependency of the agendas to end TB and achieve UHC. For example , the UN High-Level Meeting on UHC recognised the...

We All Breathe: Antibiotic Awareness Week

6 December 2019

Recently, RESULTS UK partnered with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) to host a film screening and panel discussion during Antibiotic Awareness Week (18-24 November) , an annual advocacy and awareness raising...

5 reasons we hope to see a fully funded Global Fund

10 October 2019

1.54 pm, 10 October 2019: The Global Fund announces it has reached its US $14 billion target! Congratulations to everyone who has contributed to this amazing result!

Earlier in the day, Rachael Hore, RESULTS UK's Policy Advocacy Officer (TB) explained why achieving this is so important.

Today is the eagerly awaited test of the world’s resolve to end the epidemics of HIV/...

The need for ongoing support in the fight against TB

17 September 2019

This is a guest blog post by Nicole Williams, Group Leader of the Sheffield RESULTS Group. Nicole considers the importance of the recent UK pledge to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, the upcoming pledging conference in Lyon, France, and the importance of focusing on the impact of TB on women and girls.

Image: Nicole (left) and Beccy from the Sheffield RESULTS group.

On 10 October, France will host...

What the UK’s Global Fund pledge really means

2 July 2019

On Saturday, Theresa May announced the UK’s continued commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Pledging to invest up to £1.4 billion over the next three years, it’s an investment that will help save the lives of 2 million people around the world.

Over the last few months, we’ve worked with friends and allies in the UK and across the world and sent a seemingly endless list of letters, hosted private briefings, met with civil servants, organised...

5 reasons why it’s time to fully fund the Global Fund

27 March 2019

Since its creation, Global Fund has helped to save 27 million lives. Responsible for 65% of all international financing of the global TB response, its adequate financing will be a cornerstone of the success of the TB response for years to come.

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