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PEPFAR Releases Technical Considerations For HIV Response

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: PEPFAR releases technical considerations for country, regional HIV responses Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses the release of PEPFAR’s Technical Considerations for Country/Regional Operational Plan (COP/ROP) Fiscal Year 2016. The document outlines “strategies necessary to provide access to testing…

Expanding Global Response To Pediatric TB Critical To Advancing Child Health

International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease: Out of the shadows: shining a light on children with tuberculosis Eric Goosby, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on tuberculosis “…In order to contribute to the overall improvements in child health, we must change the way pediatric TB is identified and treated. Critically,…

Senators Urge President Obama To Increase Funding To Support National TB Action Plan

Humanosphere: Without money, effort to stop TB becomes ‘another plan on the shelf’ Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses TB activists’ and senators’ call for more funding to support the recently launched National Action Plan to Address Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, citing a recent letter signed by seven senators stating, “Without an increase…

Researchers Examine Access To GeneXpert TB Test In High-Burden Countries

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Survey shows Xpert TB diagnosis costly, out of reach in countries where private care predominates Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, highlights a correspondence published in The Lancet Global Health’s February issue discussing access to the GeneXpert…

U.N. Envoy, U.S. Senators Urge White House, Congress To Fund TB Programs

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: TB: With a plan on the table, an outbreak at home, U.S. Senators, U.N. Envoy urge White House to fund tuberculosis programs Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses U.N. Special Envoy on Tuberculosis Eric Goosby’s statement on the tuberculosis…

National Action Plan Can Accelerate R&D Efforts, Progress Against MDR-TB

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Welcoming the National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Important first steps, critical next steps “In this guest post, Dara Erck, vice president of external affairs at Aeras, discusses the new White House National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis and how it could accelerate…

Blog Posts Examine National Action Plan For Combating Multidrug-Resistant TB

RESULTS blog: Launch of White House Action Plan on Drug Resistant TB! David Bryden, TB advocacy officer at RESULTS, discusses the launch of the White House’s National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis. “The President’s Action Plan raises hopes and expectations around the world, but a proposal for a funding…

Blog Post Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: Ebola treatments, drug-resistant gonorrhea, and zoonotic tuberculosis Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including findings from studies on Ebola treatments; news that some gonorrhea strains are becoming more drug resistant; and news that the bacteria that…

TB Advocates Raise Questions On R&D Targets, Funding For National Action Plan

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: MDR-TB national action plan raises questions on targets and funding Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on a USAID event launching the White House’s National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis. At the event, Aziz notes…