National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health contains a variety of programs related to tuberculosis research. Most programs lie within the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases [NIAID]. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute also supports tuberculosis research. Within the NIAID, there are two divisions supporting tuberculosis research. These are the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and the Division of AIDS.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]
The National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination works with state and local health agencies to prevent and control tuberculosis. This is the primary site for US Center for Disease Control and Prevention information on tuberculosis. Included are links for news, updates, reports, guidelines, and educational materials for health professionals.
Tuberculosis Trials Consortium [TBTC]
The TBTC is a collaboration of North American and international clinical investigators whose mission is to conduct programmatically relevant research concerning the diagnosis, clinical management, and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) infection and disease.
CDC Guidelines for Treatment of Tuberculosis
Links to a variety of related sites can be found here including recommendations for the treatment of tuberculosis in the United States
Global Tuberculosis Report - A World Health Organization Publication
A comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and financing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional and country levels using data reported by almost 200 countries that account for over 99% of the world's TB cases. Having been completed two years before the deadline for achievement of global TB targets, the report includes a special supplement that assesses progress towards the targets and the actions needed to accelerate towards or move beyond them. View the global tuberculosis report.
World Health Organization [WHO]
The World Health Organization (WHO) site provides access links to global TB treatment and control statistics, reports, treatment guidelines, and literature on TB. Country-specific information is available for most of the world. Much of the information is directed toward the global control of tuberculosis with a focus on those areas where most cases of active tuberculosis are located including sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian subcontinent.
Publications available from WHO
A comprehensive list of WHO TB documents, books, reports, and scientific papers and other materials is also available.
The International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease [The Union] is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with members throughout the world. It is dedicated to the prevention and control of tuberculosis and lung disease.
There are two divisions within The Union with a focus on TB.
The Tuberculosis Division
- The Tuberculosis Division contains information for the health professional and researchers on the clinical, bacteriological, epidemiology, and control of TB , featuring slides and accessible full-length IUATLD publications.
The TB-HIV Division
- The TB-HIV Division found under "Lung Health" and contains some statistics on this topic as well as information on related meetings, symposia, and courses.
Stop TB is a global movement of more than 400 groups organized to accelerate social and political action to stop the unnecessary spread of tuberculosis around the world. The site describes the activities of several working groups dedicated to the development and use of new diagnostics, drugs, and vaccines to control tuberculosis. Activities of other working groups focused on DOTS implementation and other social actions are also included.
The Global Drug Facility
The Global Drug Facility site includes information on the Global Drug Facility that is a mechanism to expand access to, and availability of, high-quality TB drugs to facilitate global DOTS Expansion
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association (ALA) was founded in 1904 to combat tuberculosis. Today this organization fights all forms of lung ailments with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control, and environmental health. The ALA has worked to increase federal funding for tuberculosis research and control.
Tuberculosis information on related topics is available on this page.
American Thoracic Society
The American Thoracic Society [ATS] is an independently incorporated, international, educational and scientific society which focuses on respiratory and critical care medicine. ATS was once called the American Sanatorium Association. It maintains a focus on medical aspects of tuberculosis, whereas the parent organization, American Lung Association, concentrates on public health issues. A large number of information links on tuberculosis at this site can be identified after using the "search" button. Literally, thousands of items related to tuberculosis are available at this site. For example, search refinement to a topic such as "tuberculosis diagnosis" provides access to several hundred items including full-text journal articles.
Infectious Diseases Society of America
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is a medical society representing more than 5,500 physicians and scientists devoted to patient care, education, research, and community health planning in the area of infectious diseases. IDSA members care for many of the patients with tuberculosis (TB) in the United States. This site summarizes ISDA guidelines related to tuberculosis. This information is primarily intended for health professionals.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people especially those with the fewest resources, have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, the foundation is led by CEO Patty Stonesifer and co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of trustees Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.
TB Alliance [Global Alliance for TB Drug Development]
The TB Alliance mission is to ensure equitable access to a faster tuberculosis cure that will advance global health and prosperity. Based in New York, Brussels and Cape Town, we work with partners, stakeholders, and other allies worldwide.
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
The IAVI is a nonprofit scientific research organization dedicated to addressing urgent, unmet global health challenges including HIV and tuberculosis. Our mission is to translate scientific discoveries into affordable, globally accessible public health solutions.
Through scientific and clinical research in Africa, India, Europe, and the U.S., IAVI is pioneering the development of biomedical innovations designed for broad global access. We develop vaccines and antibodies in and for the developing world and seek to accelerate their introduction in low-income countries.
The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) is dedicated to the development of rapid, accurate and affordable diagnostic tests through public-private partnerships. Its mission is driven by the conviction that good health is central to winning the war against poverty and that correct diagnosis is a crucial first step towards establishing health and efficient use of resources.
The Silver laboratory's main interest is the development of cell-mediated immunity within the human lung. In particular, we are primarily investigating how pulmonary immune responses provide protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB).
Informational/Other Links Related to Tuberculosis
The Tuberculist's purpose is to collate and integrate various aspects of the genomic information from M. africanum, M. bovis, M. bovis BCG, M. canetti, M. microti, and above all, M. tuberculosis. TubercuList provides a complete dataset of DNA and protein sequences derived from the paradigm strain M. tuberculosis H37Rv, linked to the relevant annotations and functional assignments. It allows one to easily browse through this data and retrieve information, using various criteria (gene names, location, keywords, etc.).
TB Vaccine Testing and Research Materials
For over ten years, the Mycobacteria Research Laboratories (MRL) at Colorado State University has been funded through the National Institutes of Health Contracts to provide the research community with materials and reagents to facilitate basic, translational and applied research focused on the control and eradication of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Combined with these reagent provision activities has been the development of animal models and testing of candidate vaccines against tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative [TBVI]
The Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (TBVI) is an independent non-profit foundation that facilitates the development of new vaccines to protect future generations against tuberculosis. TBVI stimulates integrated European efforts to develop more effective, safe vaccines against tuberculosis, that will be globally accessible and affordable.
Curry International Tuberculosis Center
The Curry International Tuberculosis Center (CNTC) creates, enhances and disseminates state-of-the-art resources and models of excellence to control and eliminate tuberculosis. Committed to the belief that everyone deserves the highest quality of care in a manner consistent with his or her culture, values and language, we develop and deliver highly versatile, culturally appropriate training, educational products, and technical assistance. CNTC is designated as a Regional Tuberculosis Training and Medical Consultation Center (RTMCC) via a funded cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This site provides information, including training workshops and online courses primarily designed to assist physicians, public health personnel, and other health-care providers in the diagnosis, treatment, and control of tuberculosis in the US.
Global Tuberculosis Institute [GTBI]
The Global Tuberculosis Institute was established in 1993 in response to the resurgence of tuberculosis (TB) in the United States. The Institute plays a leading role in the international arena, providing expertise in program development, education and training, and research to ministers of health, national TB programs and healthcare providers around the globe.
Charles P. Felton National Tuberculosis Center at Harlem Hospital
The Charles P. Felton National Tuberculosis Center at Harlem Hospital is one of three "model centers" funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a "model center," our mandate is to contribute to the elimination of tuberculosis (TB) as a public health problem by creating and distributing training and education products for the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of TB and latent TB infection, and by developing and testing innovative programs. This site contains links to information related to the diagnosis and treatment of latent tuberculosis and tuberculosis in children and adolescents.
Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research
The Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research lab features research, epidemiology and natural history of tuberculosis, treatment, drug information, TB forum, links to recent newspaper and journal articles, and other resources.
TB Alert - Stop Tuberculosis Worldwide
TB Alert is a British charity, registered in late 1998 and launched at the Houses of Parliament on World TB Day (24th March) 1999. TB Alert is the first TB-specific charity in Britain since the 1960s when earlier organizations, assuming too soon that the disease had been vanquished, faded away or moved on to other interests. It operates almost entirely on the time and energy of volunteers. The site provides information on TB in Britain, Frequently Asked Questions, and projects where they are involved.