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Investments In Strengthening Health Systems, Delivering Services Critical To Ending TB

Huffington Post: The Unnecessary Persistence of Tuberculosis Sandro Galea, dean and professor at Boston University’s School of Public Health, and C. Robert Horsburgh Jr., professor at the Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine “… Why … with a cure at our disposal, is our progress on TB so…

‘Science Speaks’ Reports On Sessions At 47th Union World Conference On Lung Health

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health: Even ‘free’ TB treatment can come with catastrophic costs Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” reports from the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health and highlights a panel discussion in which participants…

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 contains a video on a young man’s experience living with TB in the Ukraine and an article on the Global Fund’s efforts to help key populations overcome barriers to…

MNCH, TB Practitioners Should Work Together To Prevent Childhood TB

Devex: Opinion: Tuberculosis is a forgotten priority for child health Luis Tam, global technical lead for maternal, newborn, and child health at Management Sciences for Health “…[Maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH)] practitioners are seldom trained and encouraged to think of TB as a childhood disease, and what to do…

ONE Blog Post Discusses Challenges Of TB Surveillance, Treatment, Prevention

ONE Campaign: 5 things to know about the number one infectious killer in the world Jenny Ottenhoff, global health policy director at ONE, and Spencer Crawford, global health research assistant at ONE, discuss why ending TB remains elusive, including challenges involved with surveillance, drug resistance, and funding shortfalls (10/25).

PolitiFact Examines Data On Global TB Deaths

PolitiFact: World TB deaths shoot up — on paper “…In 2014, WHO estimated the total number of deaths at 1.5 million, with about 1.1 million who died exclusively from tuberculosis and another 0.4 million who were HIV-positive. So that’s pretty clear. The total death toll rose by about 300,000. But…

Drug Regulation Critical To Addressing TB, Antimicrobial Resistance

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Drug Regulation in the Age of AMR — What We Know from our Experience with Tuberculosis “On the eve of the Union World Conference on Lung Health, [Bev Stringer, who leads the social science research and program support team at Médecins Sans Frontières,] discusses how…

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