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Researchers Identify Origins Of XDR-TB In South African Province, Examine How Disease Spreads

Health24: Breakthrough: scientists trace the origins of extreme drug-resistant TB “…[S]cientists from the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH), the Broad Institute of MIT, and Harvard in the U.S. traced the roots of extensively drug-resistant TB, aka XDR-TB, in [KwaZulu-Natal] to the late 1950s. These new findings, which…

Russia’s Public Health Challenges Undermine Its Economic Development, As Skilled Workers Leave Country

The Globalist: Public health challenges facing Russia today cripple its potential for tomorrow. César Chelala, global health consultant and contributing editor for The Globalist “For all the external economic fears worrying countries everywhere, Russia faces further, entirely homegrown challenges. In all likelihood, the most important one among them is public…

Blog Post Examines 3 Recently Published Pieces On Tuberculosis

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Tuberculosis: The world waits for a plan, patients with drug-resistant disease wait for options Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses three recently published pieces on the impact and threat of tuberculosis: an opinion piece in the Huffington Post by…

‘Science Speaks’ Reports From IDWeek Conference

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” is reporting from IDWeek in San Diego, California, this week, providing coverage of sessions on HIV, tuberculosis, Ebola, and other issues. Science Speaks: IDWeek 2015: Physicians, researchers describe obstacles to tuberculosis control in resource limited countries Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for…

CSIS Piece Offers 3 Recommendations On How Global Fund Can Address Various Challenges

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Provoking Dialogue: Three Big Ideas for the Global Fund As the board of directors of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria prepares to approve a framework for the organization’s next multi-year strategy at a November meeting, Todd Summers, senior adviser to…

Under-Reported Deaths Of TB Hospital Staff Members Highlight India’s Struggle To Contain Drug-Resistant Strains

Reuters: Staff deaths at leading hospital put India’s TB battle in spotlight “Campaigners and a former official overseeing Asia’s largest tuberculosis hospital in Mumbai say staff deaths there are being under-reported, highlighting India’s growing struggle to contain multi-drug resistant forms of the contagious, airborne disease…” (Siddiqui, 10/11).

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