Special World TB Day Edition

Check out a brand new set of campaigns, announcements, and commentaries.

Welcome to this special edition of the TidBits on the occasion of World TB Day 2021!

Stop TB Partnership Campaign

In 2021, the Stop TB Partnership sounds the alarm on one of the world’s leading infectious killers. Tuberculosis (TB) kills around 4,000 people every day, among them 700 children. That means that 3 people die from TB every minute! In 2018, at the United Nations, all world leaders committed to taking specific actions by 2022. They have until December 2022 to make good on those promises, or they risk compromising the Sustainable Development Goal's achievement to end TB by 2030.

Check out all materials on the Stop Tb site!

Private Sector Constituency launches new paper on the need for investments to build resilient health systems to address TB

The importance of strong and resilient health systems to end the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic is clear. Effective and sustainable TB control relies on well-functioning primary health care to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease. For this reason, The Global TB Report 2020 calls for 25% of total TB funding to be spent on health systems strengthening. In its latest paper, the Stop TB PSC lays out reflections on how to drive focus on building resilient health systems through further investments in TB infrastructures.

Read the paper

Ending Workplace TB gains traction with 12 new members joining the initiative

EWTB’s founding corporate members, Johnson and Johnson, Fullerton Health, and Royal Philips, are joined by: Cepheid, Covance, Freeport-McMoRan, IQVIA, Otsuka, PerkinElmer, PRA Health Sciences, Qiagen, Recipharm, Sibanye Stillwater, Société Générale, and VVF Life Sciences SA. Among them, the new members have operations and supply chains in many of the world’s highest TB-burden countries with potential to reach tens of thousands of workers with TB programming.

Read more and sign up here

Adrian Thomas, on behalf of the Private Sector Constituency, calls for further investments in TB infrastructure

In a piece that appeared today on the Stop TB Partnership website, Adrian Thomas, PSC Chair and Board Member of Stop TB Partnerships calls for further focus on building resilient health systems through further investments in TB. The piece supports the launch of a new PSC paper on the subject (see above).

Read the commentary here or download it directly

TRT World covers 2021 World TB Day

We have never been better equipped than today to fight this disease, with a vibrant, innovative set of tools at our disposal that can be used to better screen the population and treat patients more efficiently. High Lantern Group’s Mario Ottiglio, who coordinates the PSC to the Stop TB Partnership, shared some views on TB on 2021 World TB Day .

Check it out!

Articles we liked today: a series of links