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U.N. Special Envoy Examines Association Between TB, Poverty In Europe

BMJ Blogs: Michel Kazatchkine: Tuberculosis and poverty in Europe Michel Kazatchkine, the U.N. secretary general’s special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, discusses TB eradication efforts in Europe and the disease’s link to poverty, writing, “…Different pathways, including poor and crowded conditions of living, contribute to the…

Xpert TB Test More Effective Than Traditional Detection Methods, Study Shows

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Large-scale study underscores value of routine Xpert testing on TB, MDR-TB case finding Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the findings of a recently published study conducted in India showing the Xpert molecular TB test is more effective than…

Partners In Health Works In Conjunction With Peruvian Government To Treat TB

NPR: She’s Got One Of The Toughest Diseases To Cure. And She’s Hopeful “Drug-resistant tuberculosis is not only airborne and lethal; it’s one of the most difficult diseases in the world to cure. … The key to containing it is to get patients into treatment. But that treatment can take…

TB Needs To Be Addressed In North Korea, U.N. Report Says

UPI: United Nations: 2,500 North Koreans die annually from tuberculosis “The U.N. said 2,500 North Koreans die annually from tuberculosis and the health crisis urgently needs to be addressed in the isolated country. In its ‘DPRK Humanitarian Needs and Priorities 2015 Report,’ the international body said tuberculosis is posing enormous…

Progress Toward MDGs Shows Mixed Results, U.N. Report Suggests

U.N. News Centre: New U.N. report shows mixed results for reaching MDG health targets by end of 2015 “The United Nations health agency [Wednesday] reported that by the end of 2015, the world will have met the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for turning around the epidemics of HIV, malaria, and…

Researchers At Global Forum Showed Resolve To Develop New, Effective TB Vaccines

Devex: Global partnerships key to eradicating TB Lewis Schrager, vice president of scientific affairs at Aeras “…The fourth Global Forum on TB Vaccines [held in Shanghai in late April] presented both a sense of significant accomplishment in what the TB vaccine development field has learned thus far, and a sobering…