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U.S., U.N. Mark World TB Day

Media outlets recognize World TB Day, which takes place annually on March 24. IIP Digital: Health Agencies Worldwide Join in World TB Day “Health agencies around the world are working March 24 to raise awareness and action to combat a disease that claims a victim every 18 seconds: tuberculosis. Just…

China Employs WHO TB Strategy, Shows Reduction In Disease Rate

New York Times: China Reports Gains in Fighting Tuberculosis “China has cut its rate of tuberculosis by more than half over the last 20 years, according to health officials there. Its success shows that the tuberculosis-fighting strategy endorsed by the World Health Organization in 1995 works well if it is…

Opinion Pieces Address Issues Surrounding TB, Recognize World TB Day

The following opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding tuberculosis (TB), in recognition of World TB Day. CNN: Diabetes and TB: A growing threat Susan Fisher-Hoch, a professor at the University of Texas Houston School of Public Health and a board member of Stop TB USA “…Today, the biggest risk for tuberculosis…

Blogs Discuss TB In Recognition Of World TB Day

Several blogs recently featured posts recognizing World TB Day, held on March 24 each year. Writing in the AIDS.gov blog, Joanne Carter, executive director of RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund, discusses funding for and the development of new tools to address the HIV/TB co-epidemic (3/24). Deputy U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Julia Martin…

PBS FRONTLINE Film Prompts Media Coverage Of TB Epidemic

News sources examine the growing threat of multidrug-resistant TB, highlighted this week in a FRONTLINE special presentation. PBS FRONTLINE: TB Silent Killer The full-length video report on tuberculosis (TB) is available online, in addition to several accompanying news stories. “From the valleys of Swaziland in Southern Africa, the story of…

TB Becomes Increasing Priority In South Africa’s Health Agenda

Devex: Is emerging South Africa ready to fight TB on its own? “This week, as the aid community observed World Tuberculosis Day, all eyes turned to South Africa, which despite its booming economy continues to hugely suffer from this old and preventable disease. A decade after launching a national strategic…

PAHO Event Highlights TB Treatment, Prevention In Latin American, Caribbean Region

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog highlights an event that took place on March 21 at the Pan American Health Organization in recognition of World TB Day, held annually on March 24. “In addition to addressing the social causes of TB, governments also need to target urban…

Southern African Leaders Agree To Framework To Address TB Among Miners

GlobalPost: Southern African countries commit to address mineworkers’ TB “…To mark World TB Day, ministers from southern Africa met in Johannesburg on Tuesday to develop a regional strategy for reducing TB among mineworkers. Leaders from South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland — the four countries home to the largest share…

Faith-Based Organizations Can Play Larger Role In Preventing, Treating TB Worldwide

Huffington Post: TB: Out From the Shadows Katherine Marshall, senior fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University “…The Global Stop TB Partnership brings together more than a thousand organizations to fight the disease. It is one of the most effective global partnerships today,…

Capitol Hill Briefing On TB Highlights Need For Continued Progress

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports from a Capitol Hill briefing that took place on Wednesday examining the progress and challenges surrounding TB efforts. Speakers at the event recounted stories “of how illness as well as responses around the world are interconnected, when effective treatments for…

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