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Lack Of Funding Threatens Vietnam’s Successful Campaign To Treat, Cure TB

New York Times: Vietnam’s Battle With Tuberculosis “…Twenty-five years ago … Vietnam had nearly 600 cases of tuberculosis for every 100,000 residents. Today, it has less than 200. The country boasts a 90 percent cure rate for uncomplicated tuberculosis and cures 75 percent of its drug-resistant cases, easily beating the…

Global Health Community, HIV Advocates Should Unite Around Ending TB, AIDS Epidemics

Huffington Post: HIV/AIDS Advocates Can ‘Unite to End TB’ for Common Goals Jennifer Sherwood, policy associate at amfAR, and Christina Chandra, Allan Rosenfield public policy fellow at amfAR “…By 2030, the Sustainable Development Goals set a target of ending the TB and AIDS epidemics altogether. The obstacles to achieving these…

‘Science Speaks’ Summarizes Discussion At Capitol Hill World TB Day Event

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: As U.S. sees first rise in TB cases since early ’90s, World TB Day offers forum to count costs of missed opportunities Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses remarks made by speakers at a World TB Day briefing on…

Governments Should Ensure TB Patients Receive Care

World Bank’s “Voices”: The lessons of Carabayllo: making tough choices in the fight against TB Carlos Ferreyra, communications officer and Spanish-language online editor for the World Bank’s external and corporate relations, discusses TB survivor Melquiades Huaya Oré’s experience with TB, as well as World Bank president Jim Kim’s statement on…

News Outlets Report On TB-Related Stories To Recognize World Day

The Guardian: New drugs could ease Myanmar’s crippling tuberculosis burden “…Now, there is new hope for patients. This month, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the National TB Programme (NTP) will start treating people with bedaquiline and delamanid. These are the first new TB drugs for half a century and it…

On World TB Day, Opinion Pieces Discuss Steps To End Epidemic

Devex: 5 ways to bring about a TB resistance ‘paradigm shift’ José Luis Castro, executive director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease “…[O]ur [TB] response must dramatically change. TB programs must do a much better job treating MDR-TB and providing the quality care that prevents TB from…

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Birx, USAID Recognize World TB Day

PEPFAR: Statement From Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., on World Tuberculosis Day 2016 “On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, we can commit to ending TB by rapidly adopting the 2015 World Health Organization (WHO) Guideline on When to Start Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) and on Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV, more commonly known…

Blog Posts Discuss U.S., Global Efforts To End TB Epidemic

Health Affairs Blog: Funding Zika But Forgetting Tuberculosis True Claycombe, policy manager at Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, discusses the global TB epidemic, including U.S. government and private sector responses, writing, “Without robust funding and political commitments by governments and the private sector worldwide, this…

Fact Sheet, Blog Posts, Press Releases Discuss Issues Surrounding TB, Recognize World Day

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and Global Tuberculosis Efforts This updated fact sheet discusses U.S. government global TB efforts and funding, global statistics related to the disease, and international goals to control and treat TB (3/23). UNAIDS: UNAIDS calls for stronger partnerships to end the epidemics of tuberculosis and…

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