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The Lancet journals: World TB Day media alert
Date:3/23/2014

To mark the Stop TB Partnerships' World TB Day on Monday 24 March 2014, The Lancet journals will publish a special new collection of Reviews, Comment, and Articles to cast light, and the world's attention, on tuberculosis, in the hope of raising this disease higher up the agendas of international communities.

The new publications discuss topics ranging from extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis, to the role of advocacy in tuberculosis, and new anti-tuberculosis drugs, highlighting the key areas and challenges to be met if inroads are to be made into winning the battle against tuberculosis.

  • Global control of tuberculosis: from extensively drug resistant to untreatable tuberculosis?
  • New anti-tuberculosis drugs, regimens, and adjunct therapies: needs, advances, and future prospects
  • Progress in tuberculosis vaccine development and host-directed therapies
  • Totally-drug-resistant tuberculosis: hype versus hope
  • Child health and tuberculosis
  • The evolving role of advocacy in tuberculosis
  • Advancing the portfolio of tuberculosis diagnostics, drugs, biomarkers, and vaccines
  • TANDEM: understanding diabetes and tuberculosis
  • Importance of tuberculosis control to address child survival
  • Tuberculosis control needs a complete and patient-centric solution
  • New childhood tuberculosis estimates double the number previously thought

  • The Lancet Respiratory Medicine Global control of tuberculosis: from extensively drug resistant to untreatable tuberculosis?

    Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis is a burgeoning global health crisis mainly affecting economically active young adults, and has high mortality irrespective of HIV status. In some countries such as South Africa, drug-resistant tuberculosis represents less than 3% of all cases but consumes more than a third of the total national budget for tuberculosis, which is unsustainable and threatens to destabilise
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