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African Policymakers Urge New Investments In TB Diagnostics, Treatments, Prevention

Xinhua News: African policymakers renew call for investments in TB control “Countries in sub-Saharan Africa should prioritize new investments in diagnostic equipment, case management, and public awareness to reduce the burden of tuberculosis (TB), policymakers said Tuesday. They told a forum in Nairobi that innovative financing options were an imperative…

Europe’s Leadership In Global Health Critical To Ending Diseases Of Poverty By 2030

POLITICO: Why Europe should lead on fight against disease Renate Baehr, executive director of Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) “The fight against diseases of poverty — HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other neglected diseases — may seem an unlikely battleground in our new era of foreign policy. But this is…

TB Persists Due To Lack Of Political Will, Commercial Innovation

Project Syndicate: Why Tuberculosis Persists Michael Fairbanks, fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and chair of the Board of Silver Creek Medicines “…There are three reasons why TB persists: political leaders do not understand the sociology behind it, scientists lack an effective paradigm to attack…

Blog Post Examines Cooperation Among Global Fund, U.S. Bilateral Global Health Programs

Friends of the Global Fight: The Global Fund and U.S. bilateral programs: Partnerships with lifesaving impact This blog post examines the cooperative efforts among the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and U.S. bilateral programs, including PEPFAR, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and the U.S. Agency for International…

Civil Society Involvement Critical To TB Efforts, Addressing Stigma

The Guardian: Where is civil society in the fight against TB? Sophie Cousins, health writer “…[W]hy does [TB] not get the attention it warrants? Why is there so much stigma around TB? And where is the civil society movement that we saw with AIDS? When you contrast the extent of…

Family Of Indian Woman With XDR-TB Wins Access To Restricted TB Therapy

NPR: A Teen’s Family Fought To Get Her A Restricted TB Drug — And Won “A teenager who sued the Indian government to gain access to a new drug against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis was granted her petition in a ruling handed down by the New Delhi High Court on January 18,…

Most XDR-TB Cases Spread From Person-To-Person, Study Shows

NPR: Why Is Extensively Drug-Resistant TB On The Rise? “One of the big questions about extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis [XDR-TB] is whether this severe form of the disease is on the rise due to a failure of medications or if it’s spreading through the air. A new study of more than…

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