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Blog Posts Discuss World TB Day

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Reach, Cure, Prevent to End TB Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID, writes about the agency’s efforts to support “national programs to diagnose and treat TB in the countries hardest hit by TB, MDR-TB, and HIV-associated TB. … We…

TB Treatment For Children, MDR-TB Pose Challenges To Stopping Epidemic

International Business Times: World Tuberculosis Day: Why are rates of drug-resistant TB so high in Russia? “…Tuberculosis is the leading infectious killer in Russia. The problem in the region, one of the ‘high priority countries’ highlighted in a recent World Health Organization report, is being fueled by multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).…

Uganda To Expand Program Using Private Clinics To Better Detect, Diagnose TB Patients

The Guardian: Uganda to expand successful Kampala scheme in battle against tuberculosis “…So when representatives from the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease approached [Dr. Kasauli Mahmoud Zinda] in 2011 to join a new initiative that would equip Pillars [Medical Centre] to test for and treat TB, ‘it looked…

CDC Blog Posts Discuss Issues Surrounding TB, MDR-TB

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: A Consequence of Conflict: The Spread of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Nadine Sunderland of the CDC discusses issues surrounding multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Somalia, including preventing, diagnosing, and treating the disease (3/23). CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: An Ounce of Prevention: Why we must strengthen basic TB control to…

‘Global Fund News Flash’ Special Edition Highlights World TB Day

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash A special edition of the Global Fund News Flash highlights World Tuberculosis Day with articles focusing on efforts to detect and treat TB in Latin America, Asia, and Africa (3/24).

Indian Government Limiting Access To New TB Drug In Private Sector

Reuters: New drugs still out of reach for most in India, world TB hotspot “…The government approved the drug bedaquiline in January for about 500 patients under a national TB control program. It is intended for patients with an extremely resistant form of the infection and are immune to existing…

Ahead Of World TB Day, Ambassador Eric Goosby Discusses Prioritizing TB In Global Health Agenda

Huffington Post: In Conversation: Ambassador Eric Goosby Readies for the Fight to Defeat Tuberculosis Ray Chambers, U.N. special envoy for health financing “…In January, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Ambassador Eric Goosby as the Special Envoy for Tuberculosis. A seasoned veteran in public health, Ambassador Goosby’s appointment provides an…