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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…

In Peru, Volunteer Community Health Workers Assist TB Patients Complete Treatment Regimens

Reuters: Wider Image: Hope for eradicating tuberculosis emerges in Peru slum “…In places like [Peru’s] Villa Esperanza, or Village of Hope, … the problem is inadequate health services to help patients follow through with [tuberculosis (TB)] treatment, which takes six months to a couple years. Partners in Health (PIH) ……

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 300 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features articles on various topics including decisions that were made at last week’s Board meeting; a report by the Global Fund’s executive…

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Several Presentations At ASTMH 2016 Meeting

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: ASTMH 2016: HIV cure trials can meet challenges in Africa, researcher says Christine Lubinski, executive director of the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on a presentation on HIV treatment and cure clinical trials in Africa, presented at the American Society of Tropical…

Petition Urges BRICS Health Ministers To Triple TB R&D Spending

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Petition asks BRICS to triple TB R&D funding Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a petition asking the health ministers of BRICS nations to triple their funding for tuberculosis prevention and treatment research and development, work with other ministries…

Devex Examines Challenges To Meeting Global Goal To End TB By 2035

Devex: Overcoming challenges to a TB epidemic “The World Health Organization’s 2016 Global Tuberculosis Report found the burden of the disease is greater than previously thought, calling into question ambitious global goals to end the epidemic by 2035. … TB research and development remains severely underfunded, according to the report.…

Eli Lilly Pledges $15M To Infectious Disease Research Institute To Continue Lilly TB Drug Discovery Initiative

GeekWire: Eli Lilly commits $15 million to fund TB drug discovery through Seattle-based initiative “The Seattle-based Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI), a product-focused nonprofit that fights infectious diseases around the world, announced [Thursday] that it will receive $15 million from pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly to continue its work in developing…

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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