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Most MDR-TB Patients Cannot Access Latest Treatments Because Of High Prices, MSF Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: New lifesaving drugs too expensive for most drug-resistant TB patients: MSF “Only two percent of people with the most severe cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) have access to the latest life-saving drugs because of their high price, the medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said on Monday.…

WHO Suspends Approval Of TB Products From India’s Svizera Labs, Supplier Of Generic Drugs To 70 Nations

International Business Times: WHO Suspends Tuberculosis Drugs From Major Indian Supplier “The World Health Organization (WHO) reportedly suspended its approval of all tuberculosis products made at India’s Svizera Labs citing unreliable manufacturing standards and quality management. The company is one of the largest suppliers of generic TB medicines to more…

As Liberia’s Ebola Crisis Ends, Cases Of TB, Other Infectious Diseases Rise

STAT News: As Ebola wanes, a spike in infectious diseases sweeps through Liberia “The Ebola crisis here may be over, but its impact can be seen at health clinics across the country. Running water is sporadic. Drugs are in short supply. And with the medical system still reeling, Liberia is…

Lancet Pieces Discuss Developments In TB Diagnostics, Treatments, Policies

The Lancet: Unite to end tuberculosis Editorial Board “March 24 marks World TB Day. This year, the theme is ‘Unite to end tuberculosis.’ WHO calls on governments, civil society, and the private sector to unite to end the tuberculosis epidemic — a much-needed approach to tackle this deadliest of diseases.…

USAID Administrator Discusses Administration’s TB Budget In U.S. House; Advocates Worry Funding Cuts Could Harm Global Progress Against Disease

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: With TB now No. 1 global infectious disease killer, USAID justifies cuts to global TB funding Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on a House Appropriations State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee hearing where USAID Administrator Gayle…

Targeted Investments In Health Systems Would Lead To Greater Global Health Gains

Project Syndicate: The Right Targets for Global Health Investment Bjørn Lomborg, visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…[T]rying to improve health systems uniformly, across the board, shouldn’t be our absolute top priority. But strengthening developing countries’ capacity to identify and manage known…

Blog Post Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: antibiotic resistance in preemies, a low-cost TB test, and more Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including a study on antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the gastrointestinal tracts of premature infants; a study on the impact of a…

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