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MSF at the 67th World Health Assembly (WHA)

Photograph by Sophia Apostolia
Later on Monday, Ministers of Health from around the world discussed the next 20-year global plan for tuberculosis, which sets ambitious targets to reduce TB deaths by 95% and to cut new cases by 90% between 2015 and 2035.

MSF activities at the Sixty-seventh session of the World Health Assembly (WHA), Geneva, 19–24 May 2014.

Phumeza Tisile, a former MSF patient who survived the deadliest form of drug-resistant tuberculosis, joined MSF at the World Health Assembly to deliver the DR-TB Manifesto’s urgent call to action to Ministers of Health.

MSF Side Events:

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 13:15 - 14:45, Palais des Nations, Room XXVI
Innovation and access to medicinecs and vaccines:  Emerging challenges and opportunities for middle-income countries  

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Thursday, 22nd MAY 2014, 13:15 - 14:45, Palais des Nations, Room XXVI
Overcoming the challenges of DR-TB today and tomorrow

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MSF Interventions (will be posted as they are delivered):

MSF intervention: Global Strategy and targets on tuberculosis

MSF intervention: Global Vaccine Action Plan Intervention

MSF intervention: Preparedness, surveillance and response: Hepatitis.

MSF intervention: Access to Essential Medicines

MSF intervention: Antimicrobial drug resistance

MSF intervention: Regulatory System Strengthening

MSF DR-TB Manifesto Campaign

The “Test Me, Treat Me” DR-TB Manifesto calls for urgent improvements in diagnosis and treatment of people with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB).  On Monday, DR-TB Manifesto co-author Phumeza Tisile, who survived the most severe form of DR-TB know as extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB), delivered an urgent call to action to World Health Assembly delegates in Geneva, Switzerland, as they adopted an ambitious 20-year global plan to address TB.

Open letter

Tuesday, 13 May: Open letter from civil society to Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Abandon the “Blue-Ribbon Task Force to Develop a Global Framework on Tiered-Pricing”