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Lunes, 06 Diciembre 2010 13:57

Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015 and related information

The implementation of the US$ 56 billion Plan will result in:

  • Implementation of the Stop TB Strategy will expand equitable access for all to quality TB diagnosis and treatment.
  • Over the ten years of this Plan, about 50 million people will be treated for TB under the Stop TB Strategy, including about 800 000 patients with MDR-TB, and about 3 million patients who have both TB and HIV will be enrolled on antiretroviral therapy (ART).
  • Some 14 million lives will be saved from 2006 to 2015.
  • The first new TB drug for 40 years will be introduced in 2010, with a new short TB regimen (1-2 months) shortly after 2015.
  • By 2010, diagnostic tests at the point of care will allow rapid, sensitive and inexpensive detection of active TB. By 2012, a diagnostic toolbox will accurately identify people with latent TB infection and those at high risk of progression to disease.
  • By 2015 a new, safe, effective and affordable vaccine will be available with potential for a significant impact on TB control in later years.

ICN supports the Global Plan and encourages people to read the document. You can find the full text on http://www.who.int/tb/en/

You can find more information on the Global To Stop TB 2006-15 on  http://www.stoptb.org/globalplan/

The Stop TB Strategy and the WHO Report 2006 Global Tuberculosis Control: surveillance, planning, financing can be downloaded on http://www.who.int/tb/publications/2006/en/index.html

Lunes, 14 Junio 2010 15:25

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Viernes, 04 Junio 2010 07:49

2010 TB Award Recipients

Twelve Nurses win the 4th ICN/Lilly Award  for Work in Tuberculosis and Multi-drug Resistant TB

The ICN/Lilly Award for Nursing Excellence in TB/MDR-TB is one aspect of ICN’s work in TB and multi-drug resistant TB as a founding member of the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership. Through this Partnership more than 18 000 nurses have been trained in TB endemic countries. This annual award supported by Lilly recognizes nursing expertise and aims to motivate and recognise nurses working with those affected by TB and MDR-TB in countries included in the TB project. It showcases the contribution made by nurses to TB prevention, care and treatment and offers the recipients an educational grant to continue their professional development along with a specially designed medal. Recipients are selected by their national nurses association for their outstanding achievement in TB prevention, care and treatment.

On the occasion of World TB Day, the International Council of Nurses in partnership with Eli Lilly and Company has given awards to the following nurses, from eleven countries, who through their dedication, passion and innovative care strategies, are living examples of the World TB Day slogan "On the move against tuberculosis: innovate to accelerate action".

Lunes, 08 Marzo 2010 13:35

2007 TB Award Recipients

Five Nurses Win the Newly Launched ICN/Lilly Award for Work in Tuberculosis and Multi–drug Resistant TB.

Lunes, 08 Marzo 2010 13:34

2008 TB Award Recipients

Eleven Nurses Win the 2nd ICN/Lilly  Award for Work in Tuberculosis and Multi–drug Resistant TB

On the occasion of World TB Day, the International Council of Nurses (ICN), in partnership with Eli Lilly and Company, conferred special awards to nurses working on the ground in fighting the scourge of tuberculosis (TB) and multi-drug resistant TB. The 2008 award recipients come from six TB affected countries: Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, the Russian Federation, South Africa and Swaziland.

Lunes, 08 Marzo 2010 13:29

2009 TB Award Recipients

Eleven Nurses win the 3rd ICN/Lilly Award for Work in Tuberculosis and Multi-drug Resistant TB

On the occasion of World TB Day, the International Council of Nurses (ICN), in partnership with Eli Lilly and Company, conferred special awards to the following nurses who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to the fight against the scourge of tuberculosis (TB) in their countries.

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