Research needed on who's likely to progress from latent TB to active disease | Dr Soumya Swaminathan WHO | #endTB Dialogues


This Podcast features a conversation with Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist of the World Health Organization (WHO). She was most recently WHO's Deputy Director-General for Programmes. A paediatrician from India and a globally recognized researcher on tuberculosis and HIV, she brings with her 30 years of experience in clinical care and research and has worked throughout her career to translate research into impactful programmes.

Research needed on who's likely to progress from latent TB to active disease | Dr Soumya Swaminathan WHO | #endTB Dialogues


Ground zero: Frontline champions lead the fight to #endTB as global meet opens in India

(poster of 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health outside King Koti DMC)

As global TB meet opens in Hyderabad, voices from the frontlines call for ending the pandemic | #endTB Dialogues


This Podcast features a conversation with G Swamy Reddy of Lepra Society, who is among the LEADERS featured in #EndTB Dialogues - a special CNS series, presenting insightful and thought-provoking interviews with leaders to accelerate progress towards ending TB. Launched in the lead up to the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in October 2019, this #endTBdialogues series underpins the URGENCY to step up the fight against the epidemic.

Champions on the frontlines share insights as global TB meet opens in Hyderabad | #endTB Dialogues



Are we forgetting that TB prevention is better than cure?

Without infection there is no disease: Nip the TB infection

Prevention of new infections of TB bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) and their progression to active TB disease is critical to reduce the burden of TB disease and to achieve the goal of ending TB by 2030.

Multisectoral engagement is vital for food security as well as for health security | Urvashi Prasad, Niti Aayog | #endTB Dialogues


This Podcast features a conversation with Urvashi Prasad, public policy specialist at Niti Aayog, Government of India (a policy think tank to foster state involvement in policy making processes) where she focuses on health, nutrition, sanitation and gender. She is among the LEADERS featured in #EndTB Dialogues - a special CNS series, presenting insightful and thought-provoking interviews with leaders to accelerate progress towards ending TB.

Health system is not just hospitals-clinics but also about keeping people healthy | Urvashi Prasad, Niti Aayog | #endTB Dialogues


Together we win: #StepUpTheFight & unite to end TB | Dr Rohit Sarin | #endTB Dialogues


This Podcast features a conversation with Dr Rohit Sarin, Director of National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases (NITRD) in Delhi, India (formerly LRS Institute of TB and Respiratory Diseases), who is among the LEADERS featured in #EndTB Dialogues - a special CNS series, presenting insightful and thought-provoking interviews with leaders to accelerate progress towards ending TB.

Innovations in latent TB & childhood TB | Unitaid & WHO experts | #endTB Dialogues


This Podcast features conversation with Dr Charlotte Kristiansson, Unitaid's team leader for operations; Dr Draurio Barreira, Unitaid's technical manager, strategy team (former head of TB programme of Brazil); and Dr Dennis Falzon, Medical Officer, Global TB Programme of the World Health Organization (WHO). They are among the LEADERS featured in #endTBdialogues - a special CNS series, presenting insightful and thought-provoking interviews with leaders to accelerate progress towards ending TB.

Innovations in preventing #tuberculosis and childhood #TB | Unitaid & WHO experts | #endTB Dialogues



Speed is not enough, accelerating progress is key to end TB: new WHO report

[हिंदी] Global fight against tuberculosis (TB) is making modest gains, although it is largely not yet on track to end TB. The 2019 Global TB Report of the World Health Organization (WHO) launched on 17 October 2019 gives hope, not despair, because sustained efforts have yielded some significant results. Only the European region is on track to meet 2020 targets of 20% reduction in new TB cases, and 35% reduction in TB deaths (compared to 2015). 7 high TB burden countries are also on track to meet these 2020 targets: Kenya, Lesotho, Myanmar, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Rest of the world is lagging behind.

Standing up against ageism


Corporations that abuse human rights are a threat to SDGs and our planet

[हिंदी] One of the major processes at the United Nations (UN) that gives hope for a better tomorrow where "no one is left behind" is the UN binding treaty on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights.

#endTB Dialogues: a series of interviews with leaders to ↑ progress towards ending TB

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#endTB Dialogues is a special CNS series, presenting insightful and thought-provoking interviews with leaders to accelerate progress towards ending tuberculosis (TB). Launched in early October 2019, this series underpins the URGENCY to step up the fight against the epidemic.

Attending to mental health and coordinated multisectoral response are key to #endTB


This Podcast features Paran Sarimita Winarni, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) survivor from Jakarta, Indonesia and executive secretary of PETA (Pejuang Tangguh), an organisation that empowers ex-TB patients to become treatment supporters for those who are still on treatment. She was in conversation with CNS head Shobha Shukla.

Political commitment is key for ↑ progress to #endTB, #endTobacco & #beatNCDs


This Podcast features Dr Erlina Burhan, noted TB expert from Indonesia and member, Board of Directors, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). She was in conversation with CNS head Shobha Shukla. Dr Burhan speaks about strong linkages between tobacco use, TB, diabetes, cancer (such as lung cancer), among others.

Coordinated multisectoral efforts are critical to #endTB


High level political commitment can accelerate progress to #endTB, #endtobacco, #beatNCDs



CNS Live! features conversation to #endTB with MDR-TB survivor Paran Sarimita Winarni

CNS Live! features conversation to #endTB with Dr Erlina Burhan, Indonesia

Webinar: International Day of Older Persons 2019: Standing up against Ageism

Family Planning: Why should women pay the costs of inaction?

Swapna Majumdar, CNS Correspondent, India 
At 1.3 billion, India’s current population accounts for a 17 per cent of the total global population of 7.6 billion.  By 2022, India is set to become the most populated country in the world and pushing China to second position. It is expected to add nearly 273 million people between now and 2050 according to the UN’s  2019 report on World Population Prospects.