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TB Research Funding Falls Short Of Global Targets, TAG Report Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Tuberculosis funding gap threatens elimination goals “Funding for tuberculosis research fell $1.3 billion short of global targets last year, threatening worldwide goals to eliminate the disease between 2030 and 2035, researchers said on Monday. The Treatment Action Group (TAG), an independent think tank, said the $674 million…

WHO Framework For TB Research Outlines Steps To Advance Field Over Next Decade

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: WHO’s new TB research framework to help high burden countries take leadership Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses the WHO’s Global Action Framework for TB Research, which “outlines steps at global and national levels to advance…

USAID Fact Sheet Outlines U.S. Government Support For TB Programs In India

USAID: Ending TB in India: U.S.-India Partnership “…Working with the government of India and Indian partners, the U.S. government has invested close to $100 million to prevent and control TB in India, and has helped to treat over 15 million people over the last 18 years. The progress is real.…

India Must Spend More To Prevent, Treat TB To Defeat Disease Worldwide, WHO Official Says

Reuters: Global fight against tuberculosis hinges on India stepping up funding: WHO “India is critical to the global fight to end an epidemic of tuberculosis by 2030 and must step up funding to control the disease, the World Health Organization said, citing concerns over broader cutbacks in government health programs…”…

U.S. Should Take Action To End Drug-Resistant TB

Los Angeles Times: Do we have the will to stop TB? Caitlin Reed, director of the Inpatient Tuberculosis Unit at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and assistant professor of infectious diseases at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine “…Both [extensively drug-resistant (XDR) and multi-drug resistant (MDR)] TB spring from the same…

Drug-Resistant TB Case In U.S. Child Highlights Difficulties In Diagnosing, Treating Disease

Associated Press: Rare TB case shows difficulty diagnosing, treating children “…Drug-resistant tuberculosis is a global health threat, and it’s particularly challenging for young children who are harder even to diagnose, much less treat. Doctors at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center are reporting how they successfully treated one of the few tots…

Global Action, Investment Needed Now To End TB

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Tuberculosis reaches new milestones, good and bad Editorial Board “…[T]uberculosis now ranks alongside HIV among the leading infectious causes of death, with the deaths of 1.5 million people being attributable to the disease … [T]he unenviable elevation of status gained by tuberculosis to rank alongside HIV…

World Leaders Must Respond To, Prioritize TB, Diabetes Co-Epidemic

Project Syndicate: The Deadly Axis of TB and Diabetes Anthony Harries, senior adviser and director of the Department of Research at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease “…On November 2, public health stakeholders, including representatives of business, civil society, and international aid organizations, gathered in Bali, Indonesia, to…