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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,…

Blog Post Discusses White House’s National Action Plan For Combating MDR-TB

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: White House releases plan to combat MDR-TB at home and around the world Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” examines the White House’s recently released National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, which “set[s] specific treatment and disease impact targets…

Global Fund Launches Investment Case For 2017-2019 Replenishment

ONE Blog: Global Fund kicks off fundraising effort to save 8 million lives Cornelia Lluberes, research assistant for global health policy at the ONE Campaign, discusses the Global Fund’s pre-replenishment meeting that took place this week in Japan, where the Investment Case for the Global Fund’s 2017-2019 Replenishment was presented.…

Blog Post Examines Global Health-Related Portions Of FY16 Omnibus Spending Bill

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Global HIV, tuberculosis programs flat funded in FY 2016 spending bill, yet again Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses the global health-related aspects of the FY 2016 omnibus spending bill, which Congress released this week (12/16).

Ending HIV, TB, Malaria Requires Stronger Health Systems, Universal Access To Care

Huffington Post: We Are in This Boat Together Mustapha Kaloko, Africa Union commissioner for social affairs “…This week, I will join fellow global health leaders and representatives of the Global Fund partnership in Tokyo to address the challenge of funding stronger health systems to end HIV, TB, and malaria as…

Reducing Stigma, Increasing Tobacco Taxes Will Help International Community ‘End’ TB

U.N. Dispatch: Can the World Really “End” Tuberculosis? Elyse Lichtenthal, a public sector communications officer for IBM’s Global Public Sector, discusses the recent 46th World Conference on Lung Health, held in Cape Town, South Africa, and some steps the international community can take to reduce tuberculosis incidence, such as reducing…

Global Health Impact Index Can Help Assess Effectiveness Of Key Drugs

PLOS ONE: The Global Health Impact Index: Promoting Global Health Nicole Hassoun, associate professor of philosophy and director of graduate studies at Binghamton University, “presents a model measuring companies’ key malaria, TB, and HIV/AIDS drugs’ consequences for global health … [and] aggregates drugs’ impacts in several ways — by disease,…

Newsweek Feature Examines Challenges Of Diagnosing, Treating, Preventing TB

Newsweek: Invisible Killer: The World’s Most Underestimated Disease “…[Tuberculosis is] an unsexy disease that affects those living in the shadows of society. Researchers, doctors, professors, and health care workers all agree that tuberculosis does not get the attention or investment from international donors that such a deadly killer — the…