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Reports On TB Testing, HIV Treatment Pricing Released At 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: GeneXpert with clinic-based care reduced time to treatment for MDR TB patients in Khayelitsha, South Africa “…On Monday, Helen Cox from the University of Cape Town…

GHTC Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: Smart power, TB research, female condoms, HIV resource tracking, and more Nick Taylor, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights “some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week” (7/21).

Report Examines Efforts To Scale Up TB-HIV Response

ACTION: From Rhetoric to Reality: An analysis of donor and implementing country efforts to scale up the TB-HIV response The report shows leading donors and affected countries are failing to implement WHO guidelines on TB-HIV, TB-HIV activities are neglected by HIV programs, and joint disease programs are often carried out…

African Union Heads Of State Commit To Sustain Efforts To End HIV, TB, Malaria

UNAIDS: African Union: translating political commitments into action “African Heads of State committed to sustain efforts to ending AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by adopting the recommendations stated in an AIDS Watch Africa report — including prioritizing AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in the new development goals in order to ensure that…

Nigeria Should Confront TB, With U.S. Assistance

Washington Post: Nigeria needs to confront another scourge: Tuberculosis David Bryden, TB advocacy officer for Results “…Nigeria’s frustratingly slow response to the Boko Haram abductions of more than 200 schoolgirls is mirrored by its apparent lack of attention to another crisis with deadly implications. Last year, a national survey showed…

Canada Faces Challenges In Efforts To Eradicate TB, Experts Say

Globe and Mail: WHO’s goal to eradicate tuberculosis draws attention to Canadian challenges “The World Health Organization is ramping up its efforts to wipe out tuberculosis in countries with low rates of active TB by setting a goal of eradicating the disease by 2050 in 33 countries, including Canada. Meeting…

Report Urges Greater Global Effort To Stem TB

Humanosphere: The time to act against tuberculosis is now Development blogger Tom Murphy writes, “The world needs to act now to stem the growing global public health challenges posed by tuberculosis (TB), says a new report published by the Economist Intelligence Unit. TB alone was responsible for 1.3 million deaths…

WHO Announces Framework To Eliminate TB In 33 Countries

Media sources report on the WHO’s new framework to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in 33 countries. Agence France-Presse: WHO urges nations to step up the fight against TB “The World Health Organization on Thursday urged over 30 countries, including some of the world’s richest, to recognize the continued danger of tuberculosis…

Blog Describes Status Of Two Experimental TB Drugs

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports on the status of two experimental drugs to treat tuberculosis. “On Friday, the European Medicines Agency issued a statement refusing authorization to market [the experimental drug] delamanid for treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis, saying the benefits of delamanid ‘had not been…

Global Health Agencies Must Do More To Combat Drug-Resistant TB In North Korea

“Tuberculosis has long been recognized as one of the biggest public health problems in North Korea, but there is a disturbing new development: much of the TB in North Korea is resistant to regular antibiotics,” K.J. Seung, deputy director for the Partners In Health project in Lesotho and a physician…

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