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Kaiser Family Foundation Fact Sheet Examines U.S. Government And Global Malaria

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and Global Malaria This fact sheet examines the U.S. government’s role in global malaria efforts, including the President’s Malaria Initiative and funding; effective malaria interventions; and global goals for control and eradication (3/27).

Zimbabwe Alert As Cholera Spreads From Neighboring Mozambique To Border Towns

IRIN: Zimbabwe on alert over cholera threat “…[W]ith the emergence of a cholera outbreak in neighboring Mozambique, which has already infected 14 people in Zimbabwe’s border towns, the question is whether the authorities are ready and better able to cope should cholera spread to Harare…” (3/25).

Ending Corruption In Angola Would Help More Children Survive

New York Times: An Unsettling Complicity Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “There are parasites of all kinds in poor countries. One variety is intestinal, the worms that afflict countless children. … The other kind of parasite afflicting Angolan children is the crooked official, often working with Western executives. It’s…

U.N.’s Ban Encourages Governments To Increase Efforts To End TB By 2035

U.N. News Centre: U.N. chief urges governments intensify efforts to end tuberculosis by 2035 “With some 37 million lives saved between 2000 and 2013 through the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis, it is possible to end the epidemic by 2035, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on World Tuberculosis Day, urging leaders…

Experts Disagree Over Feasibility Of WHO’s ‘End TB’ Strategy

Deutsche Welle: A world without tuberculosis? “If it’s up to the WHO, the number of tuberculosis (TB) deaths is to decrease by 95 percent over the next twenty years, the number of those contracting the disease by 90 percent. These are without doubt lofty targets. Serious efforts will have to…

News Outlets Examine Efforts To Treat TB In Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, India

The Guardian: Ethiopia: new TB treatment means patients will no longer need a miracle “…A scheme will see two new drugs introduced in 17 high-risk countries, including Ethiopia, with the aim of halving treatment times, eliminating the need for injections, and improving patients’ chances of a cure from 48 percent…

Blog Posts Discuss World TB Day

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Reach, Cure, Prevent to End TB Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID, writes about the agency’s efforts to support “national programs to diagnose and treat TB in the countries hardest hit by TB, MDR-TB, and HIV-associated TB. … We…

TB Treatment For Children, MDR-TB Pose Challenges To Stopping Epidemic

International Business Times: World Tuberculosis Day: Why are rates of drug-resistant TB so high in Russia? “…Tuberculosis is the leading infectious killer in Russia. The problem in the region, one of the ‘high priority countries’ highlighted in a recent World Health Organization report, is being fueled by multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).…