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June 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The June 2016 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, research, and policy articles on various topics, including an editorial on ending the AIDS epidemic, a news article on mortality from noncommunicable diseases, a research article on the role of law in reducing tuberculosis transmission…

New Report Examines Drug Resistance Broadly, Specifically To TB

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Addressing development of tuberculosis diagnostics and drugs is critical to global antimicrobial resistance response, review finds Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings and recommendations from the final report of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. The report also specifically…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 288 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features articles on various topics, including articles on the fund’s strategic focus on the promotion of rights and gender equality and its…

Eliminating TB Requires U.S. Leadership, Investment In Research To Develop New Vaccines, Drugs

New York Times: Eliminate the TB Scourge Uvistra Naidoo, pediatrician and research scientist “…Today we have an ineffective TB vaccine, insufficient diagnostic tools, TB drugs with pernicious side effects, a growing problem of bacterial resistance to current treatments, and an inexplicable lack of urgency, even though one-third of the planet’s…

Integrated Care, Including TB, HIV Services, Vital For Health Of Women, Children

Huffington Post: Tackle TB to Reduce Maternal Deaths: No Time for Complacency Eric Goosby, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on tuberculosis “…There is immense opportunity presented by antenatal and mother and child health clinics for increasing access to TB and HIV services, and, thereby, reducing preventable mortality among mother and…

WHO’s New Treatment, Testing Recommendations For Drug-Resistant TB ‘Offer Hope’

Huffington Post: A Turning Point in the Battle Against Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID, and Mario Raviglione, director of the WHO Global TB Program “…[T]wo new recommendations [on multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)] from WHO offer hope. The first, on…

New WHO Guidelines Recommend Shorter Treatment Regimen For Drug-Resistant TB

BBC News: Shorter treatment ‘will help tackle’ drug-resistant TB “New international guidelines aim to halve the cost and time for treating multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) should reduce treatment to around nine months…” (Dreaper, 5/12). The Guardian: WHO recommends shorter drug regimen for…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 287 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features articles on various topics, including two news articles addressing the Global Fund inspector general’s findings of deficiencies and fraud related to grant…

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