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2023 Statements

Statement from TAG, Global TB CAB on H56:IC31 Phase IIb Trial Results
December 21, 2023 — This week, the Statens Serum Institut (SSI) and IAVI shared topline results of the phase IIb trial of H56:IC31, a subunit TB vaccine developed by SSI in Denmark consisting of four Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigens and the IC31 adjuvant made by Valneva.

Report: TB R&D Funding Perilously Off Track of UN Commitments to End Disease by 2030
December 5, 2023 — A new report released today by Treatment Action Group (TAG) and the Stop TB Partnership has found that cumulative funding for tuberculosis (TB) research and development (R&D) over the past five years is falling shockingly short of commitments.

November 7, 2023 — Three recent announcements of tuberculosis (TB) medicine and diagnostics price reductions access will enable millions more people to receive TB preventive therapy, and to be tested and treated for TB. Announced alongside the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (TB) in September, these victories across the cascade of…

Treatment Action Group Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza to Protect Health and Lives
November 6, 2023 — Treatment Action Group (TAG) urgently calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. We grieve Israeli and Palestinian lives lost before, on, and since October 7, and unequivocally condemn the Hamas attacks that killed more than 1,400 Israelis, including some 30 children.

TAG Condemns GSK Actions Surrounding Potential TB Vaccine Revealed by Bombshell ProPublica Report
October 6, 2023 — TAG is appalled by the revelations set forth in Anna Marie Barry-Jester’s deeply reported investigation for ProPublica, “How a Big Pharma Company Stalled a Potentially Lifesaving Vaccine in Pursuit of Bigger Profits,” published online October 4.

TAG Reacts to J&J Commitment to Not Enforce Patents on Bedaquiline
October 2, 2023 — TAG is thrilled by this weekend’s announcement that following years of activist pressure, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has finally publicly committed to not enforcing its spurious secondary patents on bedaquiline in the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) in 134 low- and middle-income countries.

TAG Response to TB Preventive Therapy Price Cut Announcement from USAID and PEPFAR
September 22, 2023 — TAG welcomes the joint announcement from USAID and PEPFAR at the CDC’s “Prevent TB to End TB” event on the sidelines of the United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB that they have secured a 30% price reduction on the tuberculosis preventive treatment (TPT) regimen called 3HP, taking the price from…

New TAG Analysis: Nearly All Countries “Far Off Track” of Meeting TB Research Targets Despite Publicly Reaffirming Commitments at UN
September 20, 2023 — As international dignitaries and political leaders gather in New York City this week for the United Nations High-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB, a sobering new analysis from Treatment Action Group (TAG) shows that governments failed to meet previous commitments to fund TB research.

At This Week’s UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, the 1/4/6×24 Campaign Calls on Political Leaders to Take Urgent Action for Equitable Access to Shorter, Safer TB Regimens
September 19, 2023 — Ahead of the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on the Fight Against Tuberculosis, the 1/4/6×24 Campaign is sounding the alarm that the political declaration commits neither the funding nor the actions needed to expand access to the best-available TB regimens and diagnostics.

TAG Reaction to the Price of GeneXpert Tests
September 19, 2023 — Following intense pressure from TB-affected communities and civil society, Danaher’s price reduction of Xpert tests for TB and resistance to rifampicin (MTB/RIF Ultra) from $9.98 to $7.97 is a significant step forward that will help increase access to a lifesaving TB test and support countries to make progress toward closing…

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