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Clinicians Need Better Understanding Of Drug-Resistant TB To Maximize Treatment Results, Survey Shows

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Multi-country survey sheds light on drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment needs Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a survey published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases that “shows a need for better understanding of the dynamics of drug-resistant [tuberculosis], including through tests…

U.S., Cuban Science Diplomacy Can Help Improve Relations, Researcher Says

World Policy Blog: Science Diplomacy and U.S.-Cuban Relations Bernabé Malacalza, a researcher in international relations at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) in Argentina, based at the National University of Quilmes, discusses “Cuban health diplomacy” and science diplomacy between Cuba and the U.S. Malacalza writes that scientific cooperation…

Viral Hepatitis Is A Leading Cause Of Death, Disability Worldwide, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: Hepatitis outstrips AIDS, TB as killer: report “Virus-caused hepatitis has become a leading cause of death and disability in the world, killing more people in a year than AIDS, tuberculosis, or malaria, a report said Thursday. Deaths from infection, liver disease, and cancer caused by viral hepatitis increased…

Journal Supplement Examines PMTCT Program Implementation

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Research identifies barriers, answers to reaching families with proven measures for preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from studies “collected in a supplement edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes on Advancing…

Public-Private Partnerships Formed To Develop Zika Vaccine Candidates

Reuters: France’s Sanofi partners U.S. Army to speed up Zika vaccine “French drugmaker Sanofi said on Wednesday it had struck a research and development deal with the U.S. Army to speed up the development of a vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus…” (Blamont/Hirschler, 7/6). Wall Street Journal: Brazilian Researchers Join…

NIH To Fund Study Of Zika Among U.S. Olympic Athletes, Staff

The Hill: NIH to study Zika in Olympic athletes “U.S. researchers are launching a study of hundreds of American Olympic athletes and staffers this summer to learn more about the effects of the Zika virus, which has plagued South America…” (Ferris, 7/5). Reuters: U.S. to fund Zika virus study of…

IHME Director Discusses Importance Of Accurate, Transparent Public Health Data

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Setting a new standard for how we measure global health “Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, discusses the Guidelines for Accurate and Transparent Health Estimates Reporting (GATHER) statement and the importance of ensuring accurate and transparent reporting of public health…

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