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Prophylactic Therapy With TB Drug Effective In HIV Patients, Study Shows

Bloomberg News: Combining Tuberculosis Treatment With HIV Therapy Cuts Disease “The use of tuberculosis drug isoniazid in conjunction with antiretroviral therapy to prevent the disease among HIV-infected patients is safe and cuts the incidence of TB by 37 percent, according to a study…” (Kew, 6/6).

CSIS Releases Multimedia, Documents On Global TB

The following blog posts discuss a recent working group, panel, and reports on global tuberculosis (TB). Center for Strategic & International Studies: A Strategic Approach to Global Tuberculosis The CSIS Global Health Policy Center (GHPC) examines how TB relates to U.S. national interests, the structure and effectiveness of U.S. TB…

Officials Outline Successes, Challenges In Preventing, Treating TB

USAID’s “Impact”: Global Leadership, Collaboration Aligned in the Fight Against Tuberculosis USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Mario Raviglione, director of the WHO Global TB Program, and colleagues from Indonesia, Nigeria, and South Africa discuss “key ingredients” for successful TB treatment and prevention initiatives, as well as preparedness…

Blog Examines CSIS Report On U.S. Leadership In TB Efforts

Humanosphere: U.S. leadership failing global TB control effort, says report Development blogger Tom Murphy discusses findings from a CSIS report, titled “Strategic U.S. Leadership — Essential to Address the Global Tuberculosis Pandemic” (6/10).

S. Africa Introduces New TB Drugs; Activists Urge Public Health Emergency Declaration

News outlets report on discussions around the South African TB Conference in Durban, where results from new drugs were presented and activist groups urged the country to declare the TB epidemic a public health emergency. Health-e: Government to introduce new drug-resistant TB drugs “Government’s small-scale introduction of the first new…

Blog Posts Discuss CSIS Reports, Panel On U.S. TB Efforts

The following blog posts discuss the Center for Strategic & International Studies’ recently launched series of reports on U.S. tuberculosis (TB) efforts and a CSIS panel on the issue. Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: CSIS panel: R&D fundamental to meeting new global TB targets “…CSIS hosted the panel on the…

PIH Announces Partnership To Tackle MDR-TB With New Drugs

Partners in Health: A New Partnership to Change MDR-TB Treatment around the World Partners in Health announces that it has received a four-year, $60 million grant from UNITAID “to bring two new drugs to 17 countries in which MDR-TB [(multidrug-resistant tuberculosis)] poses a significant burden. Called ‘END-TB,’ this project is…

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…