World TB Day 2023

Yes! We Can End TB. Achieving the End TB goals relies on improving early diagnosis.

Over the last two decades, TB testing has been transformed – progress that has been made possible by TB champions from all over the world. Hear the story from some of our partners.

World TB Day 2023: two decades of progress in TB testing

Collaboration agreement unveiled between SMART4TB, DriveDx4TB, FEND-TB and the R2D2 TB Network, representing the largest-ever coordinated effort to accelerate TB diagnostic development

DriveDx4TB joining forces with SMART4TB, FEND-TB and the R2D2 TB Network creates the biggest collaboration for TB diagnostics in history, putting us in a better position than we have ever been to transform the way this deadly disease is diagnosed and managed.

Morten Ruhwald, FIND Director of TB

24 March 2023

WHO World TB Day online talk show

Dr Sarabjit Chadha, Regional Technical Director, and Willo Brock, VP External Affairs, joined WHO's special virtual Talk Show to commemorate World TB Day. The aim was to inspire hope and encourage high-level leadership, increased investments, faster uptake of new WHO recommendations, adoption of innovations, accelerated action, and multisectoral collaboration to combat the TB epidemic.

Shorter and more effective treatment for all people suffering from drug-resistant TB

FIND supports the call to action led by WHO and partners, calling on governments and other stakeholders to accelerate the implementation of a novel, 6-month all-oral regimen for the treatment of drug-resistant TB.

Talking testing on Radio Mirchi

Listen to Sarabjit Chadha, Regional Technical Director, talking to Radio Mirchi on World TB Day, about what it will take for India to end TB.

Morten Ruhwald, Director of TB, provided an overview of innovations for TB diagnosis at the Global TB Caucus Asia and the Pacific TB Summit in New Delhi, India, for World TB Day 2023.

Digital advances in TB detection

Computer-aided detection (CAD) software and portable X-ray devices that can complement the use of rapid molecular diagnostics to increase access to TB testing in community settings, bringing testing closer to people.

Read the opinion by Sarabjit Chadha and Kavindhran Velen published in Hindustan Times 

We are working with partners and policy makers to improve an understanding of where and how use of CAD software to improve the use of chest X-rays to identify TB and other infectious lung diseases. On 8 March 2023, we convened a meeting with policy makers, users, software developers and other stakeholders to define standards for evaluation and validation of these solutions, and we continue to play a key role in this validation process with WHO.

Read the meeting report

Stop TB Partnership World TB Day 2023 campaign hub

FIND co-chairs the Stop TB Partnership's New Diagnostics Working Group. The Yes! We Can End TB campaign aims to contribute to boosting the global TB awareness and ensure the endorsement of a strong political declaration and maximum participation by the Heads of State and Heads of Government at the upcoming UNHLM on TB in September 2023.

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