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New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash Issue 44 of the Global Fund News Flash includes articles on the fund’s Technical Review Panel, new online portal to submit concept notes, Human Rights Reference Group, and banking partners in Latin America (7/3).

Health Experts Call For TB Public Health Emergency Declaration In Papua New Guinea

News outlets report on the findings of a study on tuberculosis in Papua New Guinea that prompted health experts to call for a public health emergency declaration. Australia Network News: Experts call for tuberculosis to be named public health emergency in Papua New Guinea “Health experts are calling for tuberculosis…

‘DR-TB Manifesto’ Demands More Action Against Drug-Resistant TB

The Guardian: Meet the 23-year-old TB survivor taking on South Africa’s patent laws Phumeza Tisile, co-author of the DR-TB Manifesto and XDR-TB survivor “…The DR-TB Manifesto makes three demands: first, everyone should have access to testing and treatment for drug-resistant TB. Even though new rapid diagnostics are becoming more available,…

Nearly 25% More Children Contract TB Worldwide Than Previously Thought, Research Shows

News outlets discuss a study published in the Lancet Global Health that estimates the burden of childhood tuberculosis (TB) is higher than previously thought. Agence France-Presse: Child TB problem far greater than thought “Twenty-five percent more children are falling ill with TB than the U.N. had thought, with more than…

U.S. Must Allocate More Money To Address Domestic TB

New York Times: If Tuberculosis Spreads … Polly Price, law professor at Emory University “…The United States has given more than $5 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. But drug-resistant tuberculosis isn’t a problem only in the developing world; we must turn our attention to…

IRIN Discusses New Report On TB Control

IRIN: TB drug resistance signifies failure “…A new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) points out that the reduction in TB correlates far more closely with a country’s score on the Human Development Index than it does with the intensity of the effort it puts into disease control. The…

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, has published Issue 247 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter includes articles on the Global Fund’s mid-year results and Kazakhstan’s innovative approach to TB management, among others (7/17).

Blog Provides Live Updates From AIDS 2014

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” is live-blogging this week from the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, Australia. Science Speaks: AIDS 2014: When HIV Research and Data Collection Is at Odds with ‘Do No Harm’ A guest post from Anita Datar, senior policy adviser at the Health Policy…

Number Of AIDS, TB Deaths Down, Report Shows

NBC News: AIDS and TB Down Globally, Study Finds “Dedicated efforts to fight the AIDS virus and tuberculosis are paying off: both infections are on the decline, according to new research published Monday. And while more people are being infected with malaria, fewer people are dying from it, especially children…”…

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