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Blog Post Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: Ebola treatments, drug-resistant gonorrhea, and zoonotic tuberculosis Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including findings from studies on Ebola treatments; news that some gonorrhea strains are becoming more drug resistant; and news that the bacteria that…

TB Advocates Raise Questions On R&D Targets, Funding For National Action Plan

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: MDR-TB national action plan raises questions on targets and funding Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on a USAID event launching the White House’s National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis. At the event, Aziz notes…

CDC Director Discusses U.S. Efforts To Respond To MDR-TB In Interview

Huffington Post: CDC Director Calls It ‘Shameful’ This Curable Disease Still Kills Millions “…The Huffington Post spoke with [CDC Director Tom] Frieden on Thursday about how to stem the growing threat of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, or MDR-TB, and what he hopes to see in his lifetime for the fight against a…

Drug-Resistant TB Creating Health Care, Funding Challenges For Papua New Guinea

ABC Online: Tuberculosis outbreak in Papua New Guinea worsens, as health workers plead for promised funding “…More than 160 of the 15,000 people living on the island of Daru, near the PNG-Australia border, have drug-resistant tuberculosis — the highest rate in the world. The PNG government has not yet delivered…

USAID Commemorates, Highlights Key Global Health Achievements In 2015

Huffington Post: 2015 in Review: Commemorating a Year of Key Global Health Achievements Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID “…For the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the broader global health community alike, 2015 was a momentous year. Today, I…

Efforts To Address MDR-TB, XDR-TB Require ‘Full-Scale Global Response’

Fox News: CDC Chief Frieden: World must act now to stop drug-resistant TB Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “With a half million new cases each year, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is spreading around the globe. The world must act decisively. There can be no…

USAID Partners With Pharmaceutical Companies Janssen, Cepheid To Address MDR-TB

USAID: Prominent Health Care Companies Partner with USAID to Combat Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis “The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced two new partnerships [Thursday] to add resources and cutting-edge technologies to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). Janssen, the pharmaceutical arm of Johnson & Johnson, announced a $15-20 million pledge as part…

Devex Examines New Funding Models For Global Tuberculosis Response

Devex: Looking for new funding models to address an ancient problem “The global tuberculosis response has consistently suffered funding shortages, which contributed to the disease surpassing AIDS in 2014 as the world’s leading infectious killer. Now — in a bid to end the pandemic by 2035 — a new strategy…

USAID Shares 15 Highlights From Agency’s 2015 Global Health Efforts

USAID: A Year in Review: 2015 USAID shares 15 “key global health events, milestones, and highlights from the past 12 months [describing the agency’s efforts] to end preventable child and maternal deaths, create an AIDS-free generation, and protect communities from infectious diseases, all in support of a world free of extreme poverty…”…

Child-Friendly TB Treatment Unveiled At Lung Health Conference

NPR: Could A New Berry-Flavored Pill Help Stop Childhood TB? “…[C]hildren with TB have to take the same drugs as adults, and getting kids to swallow those large, foul-tasting tablets is no easy task. So for global health groups — and parents around the world — the arrival of kid-friendly,…