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Funding Shortage Hurting Indian Government’s TB Program, Leaked Report Says

Reuters: Funding crunch affects India’s fight against TB: report “India’s program to fight tuberculosis is in disarray due to a shortage of funds and the government has failed to meet annual targets to control spread of the nation’s most fatal infectious illness, a leaked assessment report said. … The draft…

Health Aid Disbursement Generally Cost-Effective But Not Always Optimal, Study Shows

Health Affairs: Health Aid Is Allocated Efficiently, But Not Optimally: Insights From A Review Of Cost-Effectiveness Studies Eran Bendavid, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University, and colleagues “reviewed the literature for cost-effectiveness of interventions targeting five disease categories: HIV; malaria; tuberculosis; noncommunicable diseases; and maternal, newborn,…

Drug-Resistant TB Threatens India’s Efforts To Control Disease

Scientific American: Supercharged Tuberculosis, Made in India “…Too few diagnostic laboratories, too many poorly trained health practitioners, and thousands of infected people living in crowded, unsanitary conditions has made India home to the world’s largest epidemic of drug-resistant TB. … Yet until recently Indian public health officials remained reluctant to…

Drug-Resistant TB Threatens South Africa’s Progress On HIV/AIDS, BBC Reports

BBC News: The battle to beat HIV in South Africa “…One of the goals [of the MDGs] was to combat HIV, AIDS, and other diseases. HIV is the world’s largest epidemic with around 35 million people living with the disease. The country with the greatest proportion of those [cases] is…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash discusses highlights from the recent Partnership Forum in Bangkok, Thailand, which “produced vibrant and stimulating discussions on strategies to end HIV, TB, and malaria as epidemics” (6/30).

Blog Posts Highlight Research Into New Drugs For Malaria, Other Diseases

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: a promising antimalarial and leishmaniasis vaccine, diagnostics for tuberculosis, and more Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including the development of an experimental antimalarial drug and a potential leishmaniasis vaccine, clinical trials for new tuberculosis diagnostic…