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PAHO Event Highlights TB Treatment, Prevention In Latin American, Caribbean Region

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog highlights an event that took place on March 21 at the Pan American Health Organization in recognition of World TB Day, held annually on March 24. “In addition to addressing the social causes of TB, governments also need to target urban…

TB Becomes Increasing Priority In South Africa’s Health Agenda

Devex: Is emerging South Africa ready to fight TB on its own? “This week, as the aid community observed World Tuberculosis Day, all eyes turned to South Africa, which despite its booming economy continues to hugely suffer from this old and preventable disease. A decade after launching a national strategic…

Opinion Pieces Address Issues Surrounding TB, Recognize World TB Day

The following opinion pieces discuss issues surrounding tuberculosis (TB), in recognition of World TB Day. CNN: Diabetes and TB: A growing threat Susan Fisher-Hoch, a professor at the University of Texas Houston School of Public Health and a board member of Stop TB USA “…Today, the biggest risk for tuberculosis…

China Employs WHO TB Strategy, Shows Reduction In Disease Rate

New York Times: China Reports Gains in Fighting Tuberculosis “China has cut its rate of tuberculosis by more than half over the last 20 years, according to health officials there. Its success shows that the tuberculosis-fighting strategy endorsed by the World Health Organization in 1995 works well if it is…

U.S., U.N. Mark World TB Day

Media outlets recognize World TB Day, which takes place annually on March 24. IIP Digital: Health Agencies Worldwide Join in World TB Day “Health agencies around the world are working March 24 to raise awareness and action to combat a disease that claims a victim every 18 seconds: tuberculosis. Just…

Blogs Discuss TB In Recognition Of World TB Day

Several blogs recently featured posts recognizing World TB Day, held on March 24 each year. Writing in the AIDS.gov blog, Joanne Carter, executive director of RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund, discusses funding for and the development of new tools to address the HIV/TB co-epidemic (3/24). Deputy U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Julia Martin…

1M Children Worldwide Contract TB Annually, According To Study

News outlets report on a new study that says one million children worldwide become infected with tuberculosis (TB) annually and 32,000 of those children have drug-resistant strains of TB. Agence France-Presse: A million children a year develop tuberculosis: study “About a million children, double the previous estimate, fall ill with…

Lancet Releases ‘Tuberculosis 2014′ Series

In recognition of World TB Day, The Lancet published Tuberculosis 2014, a series featuring papers from The Lancet Infectious Diseases and The Lancet Respiratory Medicine “discussing topics ranging from host-directed therapies and vaccines, extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis, and new anti-tuberculosis drugs, [and] highlighting not only past successes, but also the challenges…

News Outlets Highlight World TB Day

In recognition of World TB Day, which takes place annually on March 24, news outlets report on the progress and challenges surrounding the disease. Al Jazeera: Tuberculosis makes a comeback “… TB kills 1.3 million people per year — more than any other infectious disease apart from HIV/AIDS. It’s caught…

Financial Times Publishes Special Report On TB

The Financial Times published a special report (.pdf) titled “Combating Tuberculosis” in recognition of World TB Day, March 24. Financial Times: TB, disease of the poor, now threatens the rich “…[T]oday, even though it kills 1.3 million people a year, TB is the poor relation of global diseases, struggling to…