Declarations of Interest

Expert Group meeting on interim advice for the use of bedaquiline in the treatment of MDR-TB
Declared: insignificant
Erica Lessem
  1. TAG's TB/HIV Project receives funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to conduct advocacy to accelerate research and development into new tools to fight TB and TB/HIV coinfection, and to promote universal access to effective tools and services. Activities supported by this funding include TB/HIV Project team operations, participation in meetings with key researchers and policymakers, attendance to scientific conferences, writing publications such as the Pipeline Report which provides an overview of all new drugs, diagnostics and vaccines in the pipeline for TB and other diseases, and coordinating a global TB community advisory board which provides input in the development and roll-out of tools to fight TB.
  2. In addition, TAG's Hepatitis C program received from Janssen Therapeutics/Tibotec Therapeutics $10,000/year in 2011 and 2012 (not for any of my word or the TB/HIV project)

From: Annex 4, Declarations of Interest

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