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Statement in response to The Times of India

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South Africa’s Stellenbosch University and Unitaid sign US$ 18.9 million grant agreement to develop child-friendly treatments and preventive therapy against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Stellenbosch University and Unitaid have signed a US$ 18.9 million grant agreement to develop child-friendly treatments and preventive therapy for treating multidrug-resistant TB in children.

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Sanofi in partnership with Unitaid and the Global Fund announce a two thirds reduction in key preventative tuberculosis (TB) drug Rifampentine (Priftin®)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) launches large Phase III MDR- TB prevention trial for people exposed to multidrug-resistant TB in 12 high burden countries including India
Final results from The Union’s TITI study shows that some 1,700 children under five years of age saved from potentially developing TB in four countries in Francophone Africa

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Global tuberculosis epidemic cannot be ended unless it is eliminated in India

Progress on a new vaccine and focus on prevention announced at the opening of the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Hyderabad, India.

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GSK/IAVI M72 Tuberculosis Vaccine Candidate Phase IIb Trial Results

“We are one more cautious, but exciting, step closer to a vaccine for tuberculosis (TB),” said Dr Paula I Fujiwara, Scientific Director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

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Honourable Vice-President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu to inaugurate the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Hyderabad

The Honourable Vice-President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, will be the Chief Guest of the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health to be held in Hyderabad, India and will officially inaugurate the conference at its Opening Ceremony next Wednesday, 30 October.

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Union response to the WHO 2019 Global Tuberculosis Report

Statement from The Union on the World Health Organization Global Tuberculosis Report 2019

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Actress Claire Forlani announced as ambassador for The Union, ahead of the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health

Film and television actress Claire Forlani has accepted a role as ambassador for The Union and will speak at the opening ceremony of the Union World Conference.

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The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health to be held in Hyderabad in 2019

India has the highest prevalence of tuberculosis globally and seven of the 10 most polluted cities in the world.

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