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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…

Al Jazeera America Examines Challenges To Preventing, Treating TB In Vietnam

Al Jazeera America: TB is a ‘neglected disease’ in Vietnam despite death toll “Tuberculosis, or TB, is the world’s second-deadliest infectious disease and kills 1.4 million people every year, according to the World Health Organization. While its bacteria are easily transmitted through the air, the disease can be readily treated…

Blog Examines How Mumbai Is Preventing, Treating Drug-Resistant TB

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: When XDR-TB spread in Mumbai, “lots of togetherness” led to a path of solutions Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, writes about how Mumbai TB officer Minni Khetarpal is preventing…

Treatment Action Group Releases TB Drug Guide

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: TAG’s TB drug guide aims to equip activists Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses the Treatment Action Group’s newly released publication titled, “An Activists Guide to TB Drugs” (6/4).

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).

UNITAID Approves $160M For Investments In Hepatitis C, TB, Malaria

UNITAID has committed $160 million in new grants for investments in hepatitis C, drug-resistant tuberculosis, and malaria chemoprevention. According to a press release, “These innovative investments will reduce prices, overcome market barriers to access for patients, and generate crucial data on new products to speed up their introduction for those…

UNITAID Grants Aim To Improve Health Therapy Access

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” discusses recent grants from UNITAID totaling $160 million aimed at improving access to treatments for drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis C, and other therapies (Barton, 5/7).

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