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 $14.25 to $9.99 for a three-month patient course.
Ahead of the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on the Fight Against Tuberculosis, the 1/4/6x24 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.
Following the White House’s recent proposal for a National Hepatitis C Elimination Plan as part of its Fiscal Year 2024 budget request to Congress, and the fact that key populations for HIV are also at high risk of HCV, Treatment Action Group is organizing a webinar that will highlight best practices and challenges for HCV elimination with a specific focus on high-burden populations.
Treatment Action Group welcomes the inclusion of Ravidasvir on the World Health Organization (WHO) Essential Medicines List (EML) as a direct-acting antiviral (DAA) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in adults.
TAG, Partners In Health, and MSF Access Campaign sent an open letter to Johnson & Johnson requesting detailed responses to questions and concerns regarding the deal with the Global Drug Facility to supply generic bedaquiline to low- and middle-income countries that excludes South Africa, 10 EECA countries, and China.
After over a year of sustained advocacy from the TB community demanding that Johnson & Johnson publicly commit to non-enforcement or withdrawal of secondary patents on bedaquiline filed in 66 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)...
TAG and 82 other organizations and 106 individuals representing TB-affected communities and civil society sent an open letter to Johnson & Johnson calling on the company...
On 15 June, 2023, TB Europe Coalition (TBEC) organized a webinar featuring a presentation by Treatment Action Group’s TB Project Officer, David Branigan, on the practical actions advocates can take to promote the adoption and scale up of shorter, safer 1/4/6 regimens for TB prevention and the treatment of drug-sensitive and drug-resistant TB as well as supportive diagnostics.
Supporting, Mobilizing, and Accelerating Research for Tuberculosis Elimination (SMART4TB) is a five-year cooperative agreement made possible by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with the assistance of the American people, that aims to transform tuberculosis (TB) prevention and care.
This policy brief explores barriers such as the high-burden among marginalized communities, the complicated diagnostic process, and the difficulties of finding the missing millions of people with HCV in most high-burden countries.