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House Subcommittee Briefing On Drug-Resistant TB Draws Only 3 Congressmen

Huffington Post: Only 3 Congressmen Showed For A Hearing On The No. 1 Infectious Killer In The World “Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was there. Dr. Eric Goosby, the United Nations envoy for tuberculosis, was there. Dr. Ariel Pablo-Mendez, the U.S. Agency for…

Congress Should Invest In Research To Discover New Diagnoses, Treatments For Drug-Resistant TB In Children

The Hill: Waking up to the realities of drug-resistant tuberculosis in children Sanjay Jain, associate professor of pediatrics and assistant professor of radiology and radiological science at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and international health director at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Infection and Inflammation Imaging Research “…TB…

Lung Health Meeting Features Advocacy, Community Building In Addition To Scientific Presentations, Following International AIDS Conference Model

ScienceInsider: TB community borrowing a page from HIV/AIDS “…The traditionally staid 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health featured hundreds of delegates donning face masks during one session to show their solidarity against the rampant stigma that people with TB must endure. … The Lung Meeting has morphed into the…

‘Science Speaks’ Provides Coverage Of Union World Conference On Lung Health

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” highlights the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health, which took place last week in Cape Town, South Africa. Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator at the center, reports on issues discussed at the meeting, including the importance of community involvement to end…

Global Plan To End TB Includes Research For New Vaccines

The Guardian: Quest for tuberculosis vaccine begins as scientists aim to beat disease by 2035 “…Despite the [BCG] vaccine’s widespread use, more than nine million people around the world become ill with the disease each year. In 2014, it killed 1.5 million people. … The quest for a new vaccine…

Health Workers Should Use Appropriate Language, ‘Patient-Centered’ Approach As Part Of Comprehensive Strategy To Effectively Treat TB

Devex: Did poor bedside manner cause the rise of multidrug-resistant TB? Gagik Karapetyan, senior technical adviser of infectious diseases at World Vision “…[E]ffective TB programming should include TB-counseling training, and that counseling must happen at every stage of diagnosis and treatment — from cough to cure. … Basic training in…

COP21 Agenda Must Include Health Considerations

Huffington Post: Health: The Glaring Omission at COP21 Olivier Brandicourt, CEO of Sanofi “…It should be self-evident that health needs to be a key consideration when developing climate policy … An increase in average global temperatures could mean the expansion of regions conducive to the spread of diseases … Climate…

‘Science Speaks’ Provides Coverage Of Union World Conference On Lung Health

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” highlights the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health, taking place this week in Cape Town, South Africa. Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator at the center, reports on issues discussed at the meeting, including increased investments for TB research and treatment, better…