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USAID Supports Expansion Of Burma’s TB Detection Capabilities

Medium: How Heroes are Fighting Tuberculosis in Burma  –  and Winning Matt Grieger, deputy team leader for outreach and communications in USAID’s Asia Bureau, discusses USAID’s efforts to address TB in Burma, including how the agency is helping the country’s government expand its TB detection capabilities (3/21).

New TB Drugs Risk Becoming Ineffective If Misused, Lancet Report Warns

CIDRAP News: Report warns of rise in drug-resistant tuberculosis “A new report warns that some of the incremental progress made in the global fight against tuberculosis (TB) could be lost with the emergence and spread of drug-resistant strains of the disease…” (Dall, 3/23). Humanosphere: Emerging epidemic of multidrug-resistant TB ‘threatens…

Ensuring Investments In TB R&D Critical To Confronting Drug Resistance

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Why Tuberculosis is an R&D priority On World TB Day, which takes place annually on March 24, Grania Brigden, lead of the 3P Project at the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease, discusses the importance of developing new treatments for TB and highlights a new…

Drug-Resistant TB Threatens Global Control Efforts, Researchers Warn In Lancet Report

The Guardian: Decades of TB progress threatened by drug-resistant bacteria, warn experts “The rise of multi-drug resistant bacteria threatens to overturn decades of progress on tuberculosis (TB), experts are warning. Multi-drug resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strains of TB are causing increasing concern, says a new report in the…

Ahead Of World TB Day, TB Survivors, Researchers, Advocates Discuss Disease Elimination Progress, Challenges At Capitol Hill Event

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Adding up tolls of drug resistance, threats to research and hurdles to progress, TB survivors, scientists, and advocates gather on Capitol Hill Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” reports from an event on Capitol Hill during which TB survivors, researchers,…

U.N. Launches Interagency Coordination Group On Antimicrobial Resistance

U.N. News Centre: U.N. announces interagency group to coordinate global fight against antimicrobial resistance “The United Nations [Thursday] announced the establishment of an Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, which will be co-chaired by Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan. … Ms. Mohammed…

Governments, Investors Should Act Now To Mitigate Risk Of Infectious Disease Threats

Project Syndicate: The Mispriced Risk of Infectious Diseases Dambisa Moyo, economist, author, and member of the board of directors of a number of global corporations “…[P]rotection from public health threats is one vital area where markets do not deliver efficiently. As a result, it is governments that usually bear the…

Blog Post Examines Steps To Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Antimicrobial Resistance: Saving Our Medicines is Everyone’s Duty Nina Cromeyer Dieke, content editor of the Longitude Prize at Nesta, and Cath Sleeman, quantitative research fellow with Nesta, outline steps to limit the development of, diagnose, and treat antimicrobial-resistant infections. “The medicines we choose…

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