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U.S. Government Should Commit More Funding, Scientific Research To TB Diagnosis, Treatment

Forbes: World TB Day — How Budget Cuts Threaten Progress In Tuberculosis Globally Judy Stone, Forbes contributor and infectious disease specialist “…For the first time in 40+ years, new drugs are being tested in major Phase III clinical trials against MDR (multidrug-resistant) and XDR (extensively drug-resistant) TB. But without pharma…

New Global Leadership Must Redouble Efforts To Achieve NTD Elimination

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: Will a new 2017 global leadership commit to NTDs? Peter J. Hotez and Serap Aksoy, editors in chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases “…At the start of 2017 we will see new leadership at the U.N., WHO, and the U.S. and U.K. governments. Together with the…

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…

U.S. Must Protect ‘Critical Investments In Women’s Health Globally’

Huffington Post: From Here To Uganda: Why U.S. Leadership On Reproductive Rights Matters Seema Jalan, executive director at the Universal Access Project “…Unprecedented efforts are under way to roll back gains in sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world. The U.S. administration’s January reinstatement and dramatic expansion of…

U.S. Senators Press Defense Leaders On Impacts Of Potential Cuts To Foreign Aid Spending

Devex: Defense Department officials pressed on aid, as military emerges as key voice in budget debate “U.S. foreign aid came up repeatedly in two defense-related congressional hearings this week, drawing attention to the impact of the White House’s proposed budget cuts in conversations meant to focus on the military. Five…

Governments Must Invest More In Clean Water, Sanitation, World Water Council Says; 1 In 4 Children To Face Water Shortages By 2040, UNICEF Report Shows

Associated Press: African governments urged to spend more on clean water “Nearly a third of people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to safe drinking water, the World Water Council said Wednesday, urging governments to contribute adequate amounts of their budgets toward projects aimed at making safe water widely…

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