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TB Survivors Recount Disease’s Impact On Their Lives At World TB Day Event

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: TB survivors from Indonesia, Tajikistan, South Africa tell stories of unique challenges, common ordeals, and continued toll Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses the stories of “three survivors [who]…

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News Outlets Examine Efforts To Treat TB In Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, India

The Guardian: Ethiopia: new TB treatment means patients will no longer need a miracle “…A scheme will see two new drugs introduced in 17 high-risk countries, including Ethiopia, with the aim of halving treatment times, eliminating the need for injections, and improving patients’ chances of a cure from 48 percent…

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China Facing Growing Elderly Population, Shrinking Workforce As Result Of One-Child Policy

Bloomberg News: The Place Where China Began Its One-Child Policy Is Dying “…It was [in Rudong, a rural county on the east coast], half a century ago, that China began its one-child policy, a political drive to curb overpopulation that may end up sapping the country’s workforce and leaving millions…

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In North Korea, Food Security Problem Is More Nutritional- Than Supply-Based, WFP Official Suggests

Devex: In North Korea, people are ‘still malnourished, but better fed’ “…[T]he main problem in North Korea isn’t that people aren’t getting enough food. ‘The food security problem of North Korea is more a qualitative one — lack of enough vitamins, minerals, and proteins at (the) right time in children’s…

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Opinion Pieces Mark World TB Day

Devex: New approaches needed to end TB Anna Nakanwagi-Mukwaya, director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease’s Uganda office; Paula Fujiwara, the Union’s scientific director; and Lucica Ditiu, executive secretary of the Stop TB Partnership “…Innovative projects like [Slum Partnerships to Actively Respond to Tuberculosis in Kampala (SPARK-TB)],…

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Australian TB Forum Opens In Canberra; Foreign Minister Announces $23.7M To Address Disease In Indo-Pacific Region

ABC Online: Medical groups call for greater focus on ‘neglected disease’ of tuberculosis “Medical research and advocacy groups are calling for a greater focus on diagnosing what they say is the ‘neglected disease’ of tuberculosis. Groups gathered in Canberra [Monday] for the launch of a forum seeking to advance the…

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Parliamentarians Play ‘Critical Role’ To Increase Funding For, Focus On TB Prevention, Control

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Spread of drug-resistant TB must be stopped to avoid catastrophe Kalikesh Singh Deo, a member of the Indian parliament, and Nick Herbert, a British lawmaker and co-chair of the U.K. All Party Parliamentary Group on Global TB (APPG TB) “…There is an urgent need for increased funding…

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‘Global Fund News Flash’ Special Edition Highlights World TB Day

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash A special edition of the Global Fund News Flash highlights World Tuberculosis Day with articles focusing on efforts to detect and treat TB in Latin America, Asia, and Africa (3/24).

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Indian Government Limiting Access To New TB Drug In Private Sector

Reuters: New drugs still out of reach for most in India, world TB hotspot “…The government approved the drug bedaquiline in January for about 500 patients under a national TB control program. It is intended for patients with an extremely resistant form of the infection and are immune to existing…

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BRICS Countries Must Invest In Health Systems To Better Prevent, Treat Tuberculosis

NPR: ‘How Unromantic It Is To Die Of Tuberculosis In The 21st Century’ Salmaan Keshavjee, director of Harvard Medical School’s Center for Global Health Delivery-Dubai and senior TB specialist at Partners In Health “…Ebola is the tip of a global health crisis: a crisis in our collective ability to deliver…

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