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Multidrug-Resistant TB Poses Threat To Europe

Reuters: Europe failing to tackle drug-resistant tuberculosis “Cases of tuberculosis are falling in Europe but a failure to properly diagnose and treat dangerous drug-resistant strains of the contagious disease means it is far from under control, health experts said on Tuesday. Every day, almost 1,000 people across the 53 countries…

WHO TB Elimination Strategy In China Helps To Reduce TB Prevalence

VOA News: China Cuts Number of TB Cases in Half “Over the past 20 years, China has slashed its tuberculosis rate by more than 50 percent by broadly applying the World Health Organization’s strategy for TB elimination. Experts say the outcome is proof tuberculosis can be vanquished through an aggressive…

U.S. Plans For Improved Disease Response; Advocates Question Proposed Cuts To TB Funding

Despite U.S. involvement in improving global disease response through the Global Health Security Agenda, advocates question proposed cuts to TB funding,the Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog writes. The blog reports on discussion during a meeting to plan the next steps of the Global Health Security Agenda about tuberculosis (TB)…

Action Is Needed To Prevent The Spread Of TB

The Independent: The return of the plague: We need to act now to prevent tuberculosis from wreaking more havoc Jezza Neumann, filmmaker “…[T]uberculosis (TB) is already hovering in the background of people’s everyday lives. One in three people around the world is carrying the disease… I would love to see…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published Issue 39 of its newsletter, the “Global Fund News Flash.” The issue features an article on the fund’s allocation amounts to countries for 2014-2016 and also features a video giving an overview of the new funding model (3/12).

Drug-Resistant TB Becoming More Widespread In S. Africa

Inter Press Service: South Africa Battles Drug-Resistant TB “Despite an increase in diagnosis times, South Africa is facing a growing drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) burden as nationally there remains a large gap between the number of patients diagnosed with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and those who start treatment…” (Bosworth, 3/12).

Global Fund Board Meets In Jakarta, Discusses New Funding Model

Jakarta Post: Global Fund to offer more flexible funding model “International funding institution the Global Fund has developed a new funding model to maximize the global fight against AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. … The Indonesian health minister hoped that the new funding model could help accelerate the achievement of…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 238 of its “Global Fund Observer.” The issue includes an article on the fund’s concern about the public health implications of the new anti-gay law in Uganda; an article on feeding programs for…

Drug-Resistant TB Cases Becoming More Prevalent In India, IPS Reports

Inter Press Service: India Fights a Tougher TB “…For many [tuberculosis (TB) patients], lack of proper diagnosis and interrupted dosages are increasing their resistance to available drugs. Drug resistance is human-made — an iatrogenic disease resulting from mismanagement of TB, experts say. Drug-resistant TB can occur as a primary infection…

Improper Treatment Leading To TB Drug Resistance In India

Deutsche Welle: TB drug resistance is on the rise in India “In India, two patients die every three minutes of tuberculosis. Improper treatment is leading to drug resistance, with 64,000 new cases registered in the South Asian country in 2012…” (Das, 2/27).