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UNICEF, Global Fund Coordinate Efforts To Improve Maternal, Child Health

In a press release, UNICEF and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced a new agreement “to better coordinate efforts aimed at reducing the burden of HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria and improving the health of mothers, newborns, and children. … Under the new agreement, the Global Fund and…

Global Fund’s TB, Malaria Efforts In China Reveal ‘Mixed Legacy’

Writing in the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) “Asia Unbound” blog, Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at CFR, discusses TB control and malaria eradication efforts in China, noting that while efforts to control these two diseases have been successful, “a comparison of the role of the Global Fund…

Blog Discusses Future Of Development Assistance For Global Health

Writing in the Health Affairs Blog, Jennifer Kates, vice president and director of Global Health & HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, discusses findings from a new analysis by Dielemen et al. on global health funding. Kates notes the analysis raises “important questions about the future for policymakers, particularly those in…

PLOS Article Highlights Innovative TB Case Detection Projects

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog examines an article published in PLOS ONE highlighting projects and new approaches aimed at increasing TB case detection. The blog notes, “The gains yielded by those projects [funded through the Stop TB Partnership's TB Reach] show what added funding and ‘fresh thinking’ can…

Cuts To U.S. Global, Domestic TB Program Funding Would Be Detrimental

The Hill: Not the time to reduce TB funding Gerald Friedland, professor at Yale School of Medicine and member of the scientific advisory committee for the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Center for Global Health Policy “In testimony supporting the president’s budget request [last] week, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah asserted…

USAID’s Shah Testifies Before Congress On Global Health Budget

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog discusses USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah’s lack of mention of global tuberculosis and HIV in his opening remarks during the FY 2015 congressional budget hearings on Capitol Hill earlier this week (Aziz, 4/10).

Study, Commentary Examine XDR-TB Treatment Outcomes In S. Africa

A post in the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog discusses a study and commentary published last week in The Lancet that evaluated the long-term outcomes of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) patients in South Africa. “…Both the report and commentary call for policymakers and national control programs to…

Blog Highlights USAID Report On TB-Related Foreign Aid

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog highlights USAID’s FY 2013 report, “Impact and Leadership, U.S. Government Report on International Foreign Assistance for Tuberculosis.” “…The work to reach a world free of TB stretches into an unknown future, the report notes, with a new strategy that will require…

Capitol Hill Briefing On TB Highlights Need For Continued Progress

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports from a Capitol Hill briefing that took place on Wednesday examining the progress and challenges surrounding TB efforts. Speakers at the event recounted stories “of how illness as well as responses around the world are interconnected, when effective treatments for…

Southern African Leaders Agree To Framework To Address TB Among Miners

GlobalPost: Southern African countries commit to address mineworkers’ TB “…To mark World TB Day, ministers from southern Africa met in Johannesburg on Tuesday to develop a regional strategy for reducing TB among mineworkers. Leaders from South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland — the four countries home to the largest share…