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TB Survivor Calls On USAID To Expand Support For Global Health R&D

In a post in the Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs” blog, part of a “new blog series to highlight the impact of USAID’s commitment to global health research and development (R&D),” Natalie Nelson, a tuberculosis (TB) survivor from Tennessee, in a Q&A calls for USAID to expand its support for…

Science Speaks Selects Top 10 HIV, TB Stories Of 2013

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog provides a list of key news stories on HIV and tuberculosis in 2013. The blog notes the passage of the PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria replenishment efforts, “[t]he Supreme Court’s upholding [of] the…

Mobile Technology Can Help Patients Adhere To, Doctors Monitor TB Treatment

Fox News: How smartphones have become a powerful tuberculosis treatment tool Rose Stuckey Kirk, Verizon vice president of global corporate social responsibility and president of the Verizon Foundation “Mobile technology can not only improve medication adherence, it can deliver disease education, send behavioral intervention reminders, increase access to specialty care…

Blog Reviews Recent IOM Report On Drug-Resistant TB

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reviews “the Institute of Medicine’s recent report on the global crisis of drug-resistant TB, itself a summary of a joint workshop hosted by the IOM and the Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing earlier [in 2013].…

January 2014 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

The January issue of the WHO Bulletin features a news article on ending female genital mutilation, a research article on maternal health care in rural Zambia, and a policy and practice paper on designing drug regimens for drug-resistant TB, among other articles (January 2014).

Drug-Resistant TB Cases Becoming More Prevalent In India, IPS Reports

Inter Press Service: India Fights a Tougher TB “…For many [tuberculosis (TB) patients], lack of proper diagnosis and interrupted dosages are increasing their resistance to available drugs. Drug resistance is human-made — an iatrogenic disease resulting from mismanagement of TB, experts say. Drug-resistant TB can occur as a primary infection…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 238 of its “Global Fund Observer.” The issue includes an article on the fund’s concern about the public health implications of the new anti-gay law in Uganda; an article on feeding programs for…

Global Fund Board Meets In Jakarta, Discusses New Funding Model

Jakarta Post: Global Fund to offer more flexible funding model “International funding institution the Global Fund has developed a new funding model to maximize the global fight against AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. … The Indonesian health minister hoped that the new funding model could help accelerate the achievement of…

Drug-Resistant TB Becoming More Widespread In S. Africa

Inter Press Service: South Africa Battles Drug-Resistant TB “Despite an increase in diagnosis times, South Africa is facing a growing drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) burden as nationally there remains a large gap between the number of patients diagnosed with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and those who start treatment…” (Bosworth, 3/12).

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published Issue 39 of its newsletter, the “Global Fund News Flash.” The issue features an article on the fund’s allocation amounts to countries for 2014-2016 and also features a video giving an overview of the new funding model (3/12).