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CSIS Report Identifies Opportunities To Strengthen Global TB Response

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Raise profile, funding of global TB response to match advances seen in HIV, malaria efforts, report says Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from a report released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on the…

CDC Increasingly Addressing Global Health Issues To Improve Domestic Medical Care, Safety

PRI: The CDC is stepping up in the global fight against infectious disease “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, is increasingly focused on health concerns outside the United States as the world becomes more interconnected. And its international mission goes well beyond fighting global infectious diseases…

Researchers Identify Gene Marker For Piperaquine-Resistant Malaria In Cambodia

BBC News: Malaria drugs’ complete failure tracked “…Artemisinin resistance has been known about for years, but a recent rise in resistance to piperaquine as well means the main malaria treatment, taking both together, is starting to fail. International groups of researchers analyzed the DNA from hundreds of malaria parasites to…

IDWeek 2016 Panel Discusses Impacts Of, Responses To Antibiotic Resistance In LMICs

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: IDWeek 2016: Low- and middle-income countries are most affected by antimicrobial resistance, have the least capacity to address it Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, reports from IDWeek 2016 on a panel discussion examining the impacts and…

6% Of New TB Infections In West Africa Resistant To Drugs, New Research Shows

The Guardian: Multidrug-resistant TB rates soaring in West Africa, WHO warns “…Until now, the World Health Organization has had to rely on estimates for MDR-TB in West Africa because the data has not been collected or reliable. But a new surveillance network across eight countries in the region has found…

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