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Global Fund Partnership Aims To Address Obstacles To Malaria Elimination

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Failing drugs and superbugs: the race to eliminate malaria Izaskun Gaviria, senior fund portfolio manager at the Global Fund-supported Regional Artemisinin-resistance Initiative (RAI) “…[D]espite a general downward trend for malaria, antimalarial drug resistance is getting worse quickly, now with resistance to both artemisinin and the partner drug…

Trump Administration, Governments Of Developing Countries Must Prioritize Malaria Efforts

Washington Post: Malaria is getting bigger and badder — and we’re not ready for it Robert Gebelhoff, assistant editor of the Washington Post’s In Theory “…Thanks to decades of using insecticides and drugs to stave [off] the mosquito-borne disease, malaria has slowly been evolving to get around our offenses. Without…

Civil Society Involvement Critical To TB Efforts, Addressing Stigma

The Guardian: Where is civil society in the fight against TB? Sophie Cousins, health writer “…[W]hy does [TB] not get the attention it warrants? Why is there so much stigma around TB? And where is the civil society movement that we saw with AIDS? When you contrast the extent of…

Urgent Action Needed To Address Drug-Resistant Malaria In Southeast Asia, Researchers Warn

Financial Times: Malaria superbugs threaten global health disaster “Drug-resistant malaria superbugs threaten a global public health disaster unless urgent action is taken to fight their spread in Southeast Asia, authors of new research have warned. The mosquito-borne uber-parasites have taken hold in parts of Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia and could…

IntraHealth International Outlines 7 Global Health Issues To Track In 2017

Humanosphere: 7 global health issues to watch in 2017 Margarite Nathe, senior editor and writer for IntraHealth International, discusses seven global health issues the organization is tracking in 2017 including drug-resistant bacteria, potential complacency around HIV, reproductive health, Zika, vaccine development, shortages in the global health care workforce, and uncertainty…

Family Of Indian Woman With XDR-TB Wins Access To Restricted TB Therapy

NPR: A Teen’s Family Fought To Get Her A Restricted TB Drug — And Won “A teenager who sued the Indian government to gain access to a new drug against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis was granted her petition in a ruling handed down by the New Delhi High Court on January 18,…

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