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Ensuring Investments In TB R&D Critical To Confronting Drug Resistance

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Why Tuberculosis is an R&D priority On World TB Day, which takes place annually on March 24, Grania Brigden, lead of the 3P Project at the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease, discusses the importance of developing new treatments for TB and highlights a new…

Drug-Resistant TB Threatens Global Control Efforts, Researchers Warn In Lancet Report

The Guardian: Decades of TB progress threatened by drug-resistant bacteria, warn experts “The rise of multi-drug resistant bacteria threatens to overturn decades of progress on tuberculosis (TB), experts are warning. Multi-drug resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strains of TB are causing increasing concern, says a new report in the…

India Must Mobilize Resources To Fully Implement National Strategic Plan For TB Elimination

Devex: Opinion: In India, eliminating tuberculosis isn’t just a health issue — it’s an economic one Madhukar Pai, Canada research chair in epidemiology and global health at McGill University, Montreal, director of McGill Global Health Programs, and associate director of the McGill International TB Centre; Jorge Coarasa, senior economist with…

Ahead Of World TB Day, TB Survivors, Researchers, Advocates Discuss Disease Elimination Progress, Challenges At Capitol Hill Event

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Adding up tolls of drug resistance, threats to research and hurdles to progress, TB survivors, scientists, and advocates gather on Capitol Hill Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” reports from an event on Capitol Hill during which TB survivors, researchers,…

WHO Issues New Ethics Guidance To Help Ensure Protection Of All TB Patients’ Rights

World Health Organization: WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients “New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched [Wednesday] by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected.…

4 Scientists Present HIV, TB Research At Capitol Hill Event

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: In wake of proposed cuts, physician scientists present HIV, TB research, response, results Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses an event on Capitol Hill during which four physician scientists — Myron Cohen, Col. Nelson Michael, Gerald Friedland, and Rochelle…

U.S. Congress, Trump Administration Should Commit To Investing In Global Health

The Hill: Leading with our hearts and minds Eric P. Goosby, professor at the University of California, San Francisco and the U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on tuberculosis “…It is imperative that those who run and advocate for global health programs prove that money invested in providing assistance to those…

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