World TB Day 2018

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 UMdL participates at the World TB Day 2018 organizied by the Stop TB Partnership and supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Also this year thanks to Stop TB Partnership,  Campaign posters are available at: www.stoptb.org/events/world_tb_day/2018/materials.asp.

The lastest report on tubercolosis by WHO is available as  the Global Tuberculosis Report 2017.

Lastest information about TB, the WHO End TB Strategy, and the Sustainable Development Goals are available on WHO website: WHO – Media Center – Tuberculosis Fact sheet N°104 Reviewed January 2018.

In November 17th 2017, 118 national delegations subscribed the Moscow Declaration to End TB foused on 4 main areas: ADVANCING THE TB RESPONSE WITHIN THE SDG AGENDA, ENSURING SUFFICIENT AND SUSTAINABLE FINANCING, PURSUING SCIENCE, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, DEVELOPING A MULTISECTORAL ACCOUNTABILITY FRAMEWORK.

There is a new WHO document about Latent TB Infection (LTBI) Latent TB Infection : Updated and consolidated guidelines for programmatic management

An Italian translation of the Executive Summary is provided by Dr. Sveva Indini: Sintesi delle linee guida aggiornate e rafforzate per una gestione programmatica. Here the original WHO Executive Summary.

2016 WHO data about Italy show a TB mortality rate (in no HIV-positive people) of 0.33 (0.33-0.34) cases every 100,000 people, an overall TB incidence of 3.7 (3.1-4.2) cases every 100,000 people. These and further data are available on WHO  database: Tuberculosis country profiles.

WORLD TB DAY 2018: UNITE TO END TB  Join the 2018 Campaign!

Lucio Fellone (lucio.fellone@gmail.com / lucio.fellone@unisi.it) / Dr. Sveva Indini (sveva.indini@gmail.com)

Links to: World TB Day 2017World TB Day 2016World TB Day 2015, and World TB Day 2014.

Last updated 03/24/2018

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