From our January 2020 Newsletter!

1. Submit Feedback To Inform Overhaul of
In February,—the world’s largest public repository of clinical research registry and results database—will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Over the next few months, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will be Engaging Users To Support the Modernization of
2. WHO announces updates on new molecular assays for the diagnosis of tuberculosis and drug resistance
Significant improvements to the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and rifampicin resistance in adults and children are expected, following key updates on new molecular assays, announced by the World Health Organization (WHO).

From our December 2019 Newsletter


1. WHO announces changes to the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis
Significant improvements in treatment outcomes and quality of life for patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) are expected, following key updates to treatment approaches, announced by WHO.
2. TB Alliance responds to questions raised by activists in relation to pretomanid
MSF, TAG and TB CAB raised a number of outstanding medical and research questions regarding pretomanid and the regimen BPaL.
3. Save the Date! RESIST-TB will be hosting a webinar in the new year!
Mark your calendar for Monday, January 27th from 08:00 to 9:00 EST (13:00-14:00 CET) for a presentation from Molly Franke, ScD, Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Carly Rodriguez, MPH, PhD Candidate in Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health on Approaches for improving inference from observational multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment cohorts.

Previous MDR-TB News

50th Union World Conference on Lung Health: Prevention trial targets multidrug-resistant TB

Posted on 11/14/19

HYDERABAD, INDIA – The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is investing $70 million in a phase III clinical trial assessing the use of tuberculosis treatments in preventing multidrug-resistant tuberculosis infection among high-risk individuals, including infected household contacts of MDR-TB patients and people living with HIV, institute officials announced here.

Heated debate on access to TB drugs at global meet

Posted on 11/14/19

With the government providing key drugs like bedaquiline to only public sector patients, doctors say private patients have equal right to treatment without spending out of pocket.

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From our October 2019 Newsletter

The WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2019 is Out

The WHO 2019 Global Tuberculosis Report has recently been published. It was found that the global MDR-TB epidemic increased by approximately half a million new cases of rifampin-resistant TB (of which 78% had multidrug-resistant TB) in 2018. Check out the link to the full global TB report 2019 below, and other recent news in DR-TB.
1. Global Tuberculosis Report 2019
2. Global campaign launched urging Johnson & Johnson to reduce price of bedaquiline
3. TB drug delamanid must be more affordable and made available in more countries
4. DR-TB Drugs Under the Microscope, 6th edition

From our September 2019 Newsletter


Below is the most recent State of the Art article from IJTLD, which discusses the use of palliative care and symptom relief (PCSR) for people affected by MDR-TB.
1. Palliative care and symptom relief for people affected by multi-drug resistant tuberculosis
Below is the new 2019 Lancet tuberculosis series presenting how the diagnosis of MDR-TB can be improved, how drug regimens can best be used to treat and applied to different populations, and how MDR-TB can be managed in the future.
2. The Lancet Tuberculosis 2019