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Blogs, Publications Mark World TB Day

Publications and blogs highlight issues related to the spread of tuberculosis (TB) in advance of World TB Day on Monday, March 24. The Lancet discusses progress made in controlling TB since the the WHO declared it a global health emergency in 1993 (Herbert et al., 3/22). In a post in…

‘Science Speaks’ Blog Reports On New GHIT Grants

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports that the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT) announced a $5.65 million grant to develop a vaccine for tuberculosis, along with other grants to develop drugs for neglected diseases (Barton, 3/20).

CDC Report Marks TB Progress In U.S.

News outlets report on a new report from the CDC on tuberculosis in the U.S. NPR: Screening Immigrants For TB Pays Dividends In U.S. “Hundreds of people with tuberculosis wishing to come to the U.S. have been stopped before they reached U.S. borders, says a new report from the Centers…

1M Children Worldwide Contract TB Annually, According To Study

News outlets report on a new study that says one million children worldwide become infected with tuberculosis (TB) annually and 32,000 of those children have drug-resistant strains of TB. Agence France-Presse: A million children a year develop tuberculosis: study “About a million children, double the previous estimate, fall ill with…

News Outlets Highlight World TB Day

In recognition of World TB Day, which takes place annually on March 24, news outlets report on the progress and challenges surrounding the disease. Al Jazeera: Tuberculosis makes a comeback “… TB kills 1.3 million people per year — more than any other infectious disease apart from HIV/AIDS. It’s caught…

Financial Times Publishes Special Report On TB

The Financial Times published a special report (.pdf) titled “Combating Tuberculosis” in recognition of World TB Day, March 24. Financial Times: TB, disease of the poor, now threatens the rich “…[T]oday, even though it kills 1.3 million people a year, TB is the poor relation of global diseases, struggling to…

Lancet Releases ‘Tuberculosis 2014’ Series

In recognition of World TB Day, The Lancet published Tuberculosis 2014, a series featuring papers from The Lancet Infectious Diseases and The Lancet Respiratory Medicine “discussing topics ranging from host-directed therapies and vaccines, extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis, and new anti-tuberculosis drugs, [and] highlighting not only past successes, but also the challenges…

‘Impatient Optimists’ Blog Publishes TB-Related Posts

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog published several posts on tuberculosis in recognition of World TB Day on March 24. In one, Mandy Slutsker, a senior project associate for ACTION, summarizes conversations with “advocates and experts from Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia on the challenges…

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…

TB Patients, Activists Protest Drug Shortages In New Delhi

“Tuberculosis patients and activists protested outside the federal health ministry in New Delhi Wednesday, angered at a shortage of life-saving medicines in government clinics,” the Wall Street Journal’s “India Real Time” blog reports. “Since January this year, pediatric drugs for tuberculosis have been in short supply in many Indian states,…

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