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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Recognize World TB Day, Discuss Steps To End Epidemic

Commercial Appeal: Editorial: Funding to fight tuberculosis is a worthy effort Editorial Board “…On this World Tuberculosis Day it is important to remember that TB is not a disease that only impacts the planet’s developing nations, although the intense poverty and dearth of medical care in some countries is destroying…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash recognizes World TB Day by including a short video “highlight[ing] the progress and challenges facing the world in order to meet the global goal of ending the [tuberculosis] epidemic…

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 283 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features articles on various topics, including pieces on the fund’s upcoming replenishment round and an article on a community-led TB program in…

Most MDR-TB Patients Cannot Access Latest Treatments Because Of High Prices, MSF Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: New lifesaving drugs too expensive for most drug-resistant TB patients: MSF “Only two percent of people with the most severe cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) have access to the latest life-saving drugs because of their high price, the medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said on Monday.…

WHO Suspends Approval Of TB Products From India’s Svizera Labs, Supplier Of Generic Drugs To 70 Nations

International Business Times: WHO Suspends Tuberculosis Drugs From Major Indian Supplier “The World Health Organization (WHO) reportedly suspended its approval of all tuberculosis products made at India’s Svizera Labs citing unreliable manufacturing standards and quality management. The company is one of the largest suppliers of generic TB medicines to more…

As Liberia’s Ebola Crisis Ends, Cases Of TB, Other Infectious Diseases Rise

STAT News: As Ebola wanes, a spike in infectious diseases sweeps through Liberia “The Ebola crisis here may be over, but its impact can be seen at health clinics across the country. Running water is sporadic. Drugs are in short supply. And with the medical system still reeling, Liberia is…

Lancet Pieces Discuss Developments In TB Diagnostics, Treatments, Policies

The Lancet: Unite to end tuberculosis Editorial Board “March 24 marks World TB Day. This year, the theme is ‘Unite to end tuberculosis.’ WHO calls on governments, civil society, and the private sector to unite to end the tuberculosis epidemic — a much-needed approach to tackle this deadliest of diseases.…

USAID Administrator Discusses Administration’s TB Budget In U.S. House; Advocates Worry Funding Cuts Could Harm Global Progress Against Disease

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: With TB now No. 1 global infectious disease killer, USAID justifies cuts to global TB funding Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on a House Appropriations State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee hearing where USAID Administrator Gayle…

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