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  • Ending the TB Epidemic Nov 17, 2017

    Global Ministerial Conference on Tuberculosis points to new resolve to fight the disease

    Moscow, Russia (Nov. 17, 2017) – Civil society participants highlighted the importance of building on new political resolve to end tuberculosis (TB) at the first-ever WHO Global Ministerial Conference on TB.

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  • Investing in Nutrition Nov 16, 2017

    Malnutrition crisis demands urgent attention if the world is to meet sustainable development goals

    Washington, D.C. (Nov. 7, 2017)—Malnutrition, a condition caused by lack of food or insufficient amounts of the nutrients the body needs, is a reality for hundreds of millions of people globally and a growing threat to meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, according to the 2017 Global Nutrition Report (GNR).

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  • Ending the TB Epidemic Oct 30, 2017

    Growing urgency for action on tuberculosis

    Washington, D.C. (Oct. 30, 2017) – New data released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that progress toward ending tuberculosis (TB), already the world’s leading infectious killer, is stagnant. According to the WHO report, 10.4 million people fell ill with TB in 2016—600,000 cases being drug-resistant—and that 1.7 million people died from the disease. Last year, two out of every five people with TB were undiagnosed or unreported, making the already inadequate, underfunded global response to this airborne disease even starker.

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  • Ending the TB Epidemic Oct 13, 2017

    ACTION commits to putting people affected by drug-resistant TB at the heart of AMR response

    Berlin, Germany (13 October) – At the Berlin “Call to Action” conference on anti-microbial resistance (AMR), the ACTION global health advocacy partnership joined governments, civil society, the private sector, and other stakeholders to make the following commitment.

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  • Universal Health CoverageEnding the TB EpidemicInvesting in NutritionThe Power of Vaccines Sep 18, 2017

    Countries set to lose funding from global health organizations are not ready, ACTION study finds

    Washington, D.C. (Sept. 14, 2017) – While at least 24 developing countries are at risk of losing funding from multiple multilateral institutions for key health programs simultaneously in the next five years, government and key stakeholders either do not believe or are not aware that these transitions are likely to take place. Additionally, despite their individual transition policies, there is little evidence of serious efforts by institutions like Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI); or the World Bank, to tackle the multiplier effect of simultaneous transitions in a coordinated way.

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  • Ending the TB Epidemic Jul 08, 2017

    ACTION Applauds G20 Commitment to Combat TB and Drug Resistance

    ACTION global health advocacy partnership applauds G20 leaders’ call for a new platform to incentivize the research and development needed to combat priority pathogens, including tuberculosis (TB). As the world’s leading infectious disease killer and the only airborne drug-resistant infection, TB is the nexus of the growing crisis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), when organisms no longer respond to available drugs.

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  • Universal Health Coverage May 26, 2017

    ACTION welcomes new WHO Director General-elect, applauds his statements on health as human right

    Washington, D.C. (Mar. 26) – The election of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ph.D., as the new director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), and his bold assertion that health is a human right to be upheld through universal health coverage, is being hailed by the ACTION global health advocacy partnership as the kind of leadership the organization and the world need to remove barriers to care and advance human development and global prosperity. A former Ethiopian health and foreign minister, Dr. Ghebreyesus is the first African chosen to head the 69-year-old organization. He was elected by the member states of the WHO at a meeting in Geneva, May 23.

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  • Ending the TB EpidemicInvesting in NutritionThe Power of Vaccines May 26, 2017

    ACTION calls on G7 leaders to do more to end diseases of poverty, promote universal health coverage

    Washington, D.C. (May 26) – ACTION global health advocacy partnership is calling on G7 leaders to invest more in efforts to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) and polio, end malnutrition, and promote universal health coverage. Citing diseases of poverty, lack of proper nutrients—particularly in the first 1000 days of life—and the inability to access proper healthcare by the world’s poorest people, as the greatest barriers to human development and global prosperity, the group is demanding action from the leaders of the world’s largest economies, meeting in Taormina, Italy, May 26–27.

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