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Clinical Infectious Diseases Supplement Examines TB Control In Health Settings

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Health workers face tuberculosis risks up to three times those of general population, while infection control, worker protections lag Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses articles in a Clinical Infectious Diseases supplement on tuberculosis control in health settings and…

Johnson & Johnson Opens First Office Of New Global Public Health Unit In South Africa

Wall Street Journal: J&J Makes Renewed Push Into Africa “Johnson & Johnson is deepening its business in Africa, adding new research, development, and distribution capabilities to boost sales of new medicines to fight HIV/AIDS and other major killer diseases. The makeover formally kicks off Wednesday in Cape Town, South Africa,…

Global Community Must Commit To ‘Comprehensive Effort’ To End TB

Project Syndicate: Winning the War Against TB Melvin Sanicas, program officer and global health fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…Given the enormous economic burden and widespread human suffering caused by TB, a comprehensive effort to tackle the disease is urgently needed. … The first step is to…

GHIT Fund Announces Investments In Malaria, TB Diagnostics, NTD Treatment

Global Health Innovative Technology Fund: GHIT Fund Announces New Investments, Including Innovative Malaria Vaccine Targeting Two Deadliest Strains of the Disease The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund announced investments in two innovative malaria eradication tools, a new rapid diagnostic test that can identify active tuberculosis in HIV-positive patients, and efforts to develop…

Blog Post Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: Identifying people at-risk for TB, a device to aid IUD insertion, and vaccines against cancer Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including a study in which scientists identified 16 genes that can be used to predict…

Lack Of Funding Threatens Vietnam’s Successful Campaign To Treat, Cure TB

New York Times: Vietnam’s Battle With Tuberculosis “…Twenty-five years ago … Vietnam had nearly 600 cases of tuberculosis for every 100,000 residents. Today, it has less than 200. The country boasts a 90 percent cure rate for uncomplicated tuberculosis and cures 75 percent of its drug-resistant cases, easily beating the…

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