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Survey Shows Gaps In Workplace Safety For S. African Health Care Workers

News sources highlight survey data presented recently showing gaps in workplace safety for South African health care workers. Vaccine News Daily: South African health care workers at greater risk for HIV, TB “South African health care workers have major gaps in workplace protection against HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis, according to…

Integrating TB, HIV Programs Will Lead To Efficiency In Life-Saving Treatments

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog discusses findings of a “four-year South Africa study of co-infected patients [that] showed starting treatment for HIV during the course of anti-tuberculosis treatment, rather than waiting until TB treatment was completed, improved survival rates among those whose tuberculosis was responsive to…

Greek Financial Crisis Affecting Country’s Health Care System, Study Shows

News sources report on a study published in The Lancet detailing how Greece’s financial crisis is impacting health care in the country. Associated Press/Washington Post: Greek financial crisis tied to worsening health “Researchers say they have found new evidence that Greece’s financial crisis is taking a toll on the health…

India President Says Controlling TB In Country Necessary For Global Control

News outlets report on India President Pranab Mukherjee’s comments on tuberculosis (TB) control in India. ANI/News Track India: Global Tuberculosis control unattainable without controlling TB in India: Mukherjee “President Pranab Mukherjee today said that global tuberculosis control is unattainable without controlling the incidence of the disease in India…” (2/23). PNI/Zee…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published Issue 38 of its newsletter, the “Global Fund News Flash.” The issue features an article on country dialogue, which is a fundamental requirement in the fund’s new funding model; an article on risk management as it applies to the…

Improper Treatment Leading To TB Drug Resistance In India

Deutsche Welle: TB drug resistance is on the rise in India “In India, two patients die every three minutes of tuberculosis. Improper treatment is leading to drug resistance, with 64,000 new cases registered in the South Asian country in 2012…” (Das, 2/27).

The Atlantic Examines Challenges Surrounding TB Vaccine Development

The Atlantic: Toward an Effective Tuberculosis Vaccine “…While we have vaccines to thank for the decline of global diseases like measles and smallpox, vaccination’s role in the worldwide battle against TB has been comparatively minimal. … So, what is it about a TB vaccine that’s had science stymied for over…

Novel Financing Mechanisms Needed To Improve Access To Multidrug-Resistant TB Treatment

PLOS Medicine: Global Financing and Long-Term Technical Assistance for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Scaling Up Access to Treatment Thomas Hwang of Harvard University and the Blackstone Group, and Salmaan Keshavjee of Harvard University and Partners in Health, explore issues surrounding scaling up access to treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, including novel financing structures…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 252 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter includes several news articles, including one on the Global Fund’s response to the Ebola epidemic (10/2).

Women Are ‘Force For Change’ In Global Health, Development

Huffington Post: Women in Charge: A Force for Change on the Global Stage Deborah Derrick, president of the Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…This week, my organization, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Friends), is privileged to bring together two extraordinary…