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Stop TB Partnership, Pharmaceutical Company Announce New Initiative To Help Developing Countries Access Drug For MDR-TB

Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility jumpstarts access to new drugs for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis with innovative public-private partnerships “A new initiative to enable developing countries to access delamanid — one of two new life-saving drugs approved to combat multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) — [was on Wednesday] announced…

‘Science Speaks’ Covers Issues Discussed At CROI 2016

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog is covering a range of issues discussed at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), taking place this week in Boston. “Science Speaks”: CROI 2016: Scale of Ebola crisis led to knowledge, new questions, ongoing research, and need for unprecedented…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash includes articles on a new integrated grant management platform for improving health in the Middle East and a young Syrian refugee’s experience with TB (2/17).

‘Science Speaks’ Examines Recent Publications On Global TB Efforts

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Sciences Speaks”: A progress report, a plan, and a problem without borders … It’s all about following through — we’re reading about confronting tuberculosis Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses several recently published pieces on tuberculosis, including a personal narrative on…

Improved Tools, Diagnostics, New Vaccine Needed To End Global TB Epidemic

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: TB beats HIV as the leading infectious disease cause of death worldwide Melvin Sanicas, global health fellow and a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses findings from the WHO’s Global TB Report and says in order to end the…

News Outlets Examine Global Health, R&D Aspects Of President’s FY17 Budget Request

The Atlantic: What Is the Point of Joe Biden’s Cancer ‘Moonshot’? “No one doubts the sincerity of Vice President Joe Biden’s ‘cancer moonshot’ initiative. But is the plan even really a ‘moonshot’? … Whether Biden can really do as much to break down the barriers between academic disciplines, between different…

USGLC, ‘Science Speaks’ Blog Examine International Affairs-, Global Health-Related Aspects Of White House FY17 Budget Request

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: International Affairs Budget Proposal Slightly Down: Growing Concern Over U.S. Ability to Keep Pace with Global Challenges “The $54.1 billion for international affairs in the administration’s just-released budget proposal, while much improved from the draconian cuts in sequestration, may not be keeping pace with today’s increasing…

PEPFAR Releases Technical Considerations For HIV Response

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: PEPFAR releases technical considerations for country, regional HIV responses Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses the release of PEPFAR’s Technical Considerations for Country/Regional Operational Plan (COP/ROP) Fiscal Year 2016. The document outlines “strategies necessary to provide access to testing…

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