• 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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  • Ending the TB Epidemic Mar 23, 2017

    Momentum grows among advocates to end tuberculosis

    Washington, D.C. (March 24) – World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, observed March 24th each year, comes with growing momentum among advocates to eradicate an ancient disease that continues to impact millions of people throughout the world. Alarmed by a steady rise in cases of drug-resistant TB (DR-TB; including multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), advocates have become more targeted in their calls for greater investment in research that will lead to less toxic drugs, modern diagnostic tools, and shorter treatment regimens for people who contract the disease. These efforts are beginning to draw responses.

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  • Ending the TB Epidemic Mar 17, 2017

    ACTION calls on G20 leaders to prioritize TB

    Washington, D. C. (March 16) – ACTION joins 84 organizations and 112 individuals in calling on G20 leaders to prioritize tuberculosis (TB) at the upcoming Summit in July where the G20 will discuss steps to address the global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The open letter, which asks G20 leaders to support a mechanism to fast-track the development of a new anti-TB treatment regimen, provides an opportunity to take collective action against the world’s only drug-resistant infection spread through the air.

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  • Ending the TB Epidemic Mar 13, 2017

    ACTION supports call for TB to be added to WHO’s priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

    Washington, D.C. (Mar. 10) – ACTION has joined other leading health organizations calling for tuberculosis (TB) to be added to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) list of high priority drug-resistant bacteria. The call comes in the wake of WHO’s "first ever list of antibiotic-resistant pathogen, as part of the efforts to address the growing global resistance to antimicrobial medicine."

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