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WHO Calls For Global Action To Reach Goals Of ‘End TB Strategy’

WHO: WHO calls on the world to “Gear up to End TB” “As countries mark World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, WHO is calling for ‘global solidarity and action’ to support a new 20-year strategy, which aims to end the global tuberculosis epidemic. … WHO’s End TB Strategy, adopted by…

Letter Calls For Formation Of TB Partnership To Improve Treatment Access

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: TB advocates call on organizations, leaders to work together, speed access to existing treatments for drug-resistant tuberculosis Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a letter sent last week by…

USAID’s Report To Congress On Health-Related R&D Shows Progress, Challenges

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: USAID report and launch show varying degrees of progress on global health research goals Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses highlights from the launch of USAID’s Health-Related Research and…

Disaster Aftereffects Cause Similar Amount Of Life Years Lost As TB, U.N. Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Disasters have same human impact as tuberculosis: U.N. “Deaths, economic damage, and other negative impacts from disasters have caused losses equivalent to 42 million life years annually since 1980, a measure that is comparable to the burden of tuberculosis worldwide, the United Nations said…” (Rowling, 3/4).

‘Science Speaks’ Blog Continues Coverage From CROI 2015

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog continues its coverage of the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections taking place this week in Seattle, Washington. Science Speaks: Ambassador Birx talks about the tyranny of averages, actionable data, and “skeptical optimism” (Barton, 2/25). Science Speaks: Amid challenges facing…