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Asia-Pacific TB Parliamentary Caucus Meets To Discuss Region’s Efforts Against Tuberculosis

Devex: Asia-Pacific unites in battle against tuberculosis “Parliamentarians from the United Kingdom and countries in Asia and the Pacific gathered this week in Sydney, Australia, to create a unified voice for the region’s fight against tuberculosis. … The Asia-Pacific TB Parliamentary Caucus is the first regional meeting to come out…

Report Examines R&D Pipeline Progress For TB, HIV, HCV

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Pipeline report points toward nascent progress in the fight against tuberculosis Lindsay McKenna, TB/HIV project officer at the Treatment Action Group (TAG), discusses a report examining advancements in tuberculosis research and development. McKenna writes, “TAG’s 2015 Pipeline Report looks at advances in diagnostics, treatment, and…

TB Eradication Possible With Proper Health Care Systems, Diagnostic Tests, Vaccines, Funding

Project Syndicate: Taking the Offensive Against Tuberculosis Gunilla Källenius, professor of clinical microbiology at Karolinska Institutet “…[T]he world now has a narrow window of opportunity to eradicate TB. Taking advantage of it will require the rapid development and dissemination of effective diagnostic tools, novel drug treatments, and innovative vaccines, in…

Study Calls For Integration Of Anti-Smoking Strategies Into TB, HIV Care

VOA News: Study: Anti-smoking Strategies Critical to TB and HIV Care “…The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease released a report recently arguing that second-hand smoke must be addressed in the treatment of patients with TB and HIV. The research identifies a critical missed opportunity in TB and HIV…

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 269 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features news articles on various topics, including a commentary on how community leadership and country ownership impact global health interventions on the…

Global Health Community Should Implement Better Screening To Curb Diabetes-TB Comorbidity

Health Affairs Blog: Heading Off The Looming Diabetes-Tuberculosis Epidemic Anthony Harries, senior adviser and director of the Department of Research at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, discusses the relationship between TB and diabetes as comorbidities and urges the global health community to implement bidirectional screening, which “requires…

Blog Posts Highlight Efforts On TB Prevention, Treatment, R&D

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Senators call on White House for bold TB Action Plan Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, notes, “With the deadline for submitting a national action plan to combat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis quickly approaching, a group of Senators has…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash discusses the malaria candidate vaccine RTS,S, risk reduction and treatment programs for drug users in Senegal and Thailand, and a TB center in Somalia (8/6).

World Needs ‘More Serious And Energetic’ Commitment To Eliminate TB

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Successes in HIV Overshadow Failures in TB Todd Summers, a senior adviser to the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, argues the world needs “a more serious and energetic global commitment to TB elimination.” He writes, “…There’s been progress in reducing [TB]…