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Dr. Brenda Waning, Coordinator of Market Dynamics for Unitaid tells of various efforts being made throughout the world to make medicine more accessible and its users more knowledgeable, during the 2014 #J2JLungHealth Media Training in Barcelona. http://nationalpress.org/programs-and-resources/program/lung-health-media-training-barcelona-spain-2014/
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  Page 1 UNITAID UNION Conference October 2014 Introduction to UNITAID Dr Brenda Waning Coordinator, Market Dynamics  Page 2 Official signing with the five founding countries  when UNITAID was launched, on 19 September 2006, at the United Nations General Assembly, New York Five founding countries (September 2006)  Page 3 Two Sides of Innovation ã Innovative fund raising ã Innovative fund spending  – Realised opportunity to use the funding to influence the markets for the best available diagnostics and treatments  Page 4 Tuberculosis Facts (2013)   9 million fell ill with TB in 2013 ã 1.5 m deaths o 80,000 - Children o 360,000 - TB/HIV coinfection ã 64% received first-line treatment ã 36% not diagnosed or treated ã 550,000 paediatric cases ã Only 35% received treatment* ã 480,000 MDR TB cases o 45% diagnosed o 20% received treatment Source: WHO; *2012 est. Between 2000 & 2013, TB diagnostic & treatment interventions saved an estimated 37 million lives!
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