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Blog Post Summarizes Issues Discussed At AIDS 2014

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: International AIDS Conference Focuses on Picking up the Pace Against HIV Bryan Callahan, a communications officer with the Gates Foundation, discusses several of the highlights so far from the 20th International AIDS Conference, including tuberculosis-HIV co-infection and voluntary medical male circumcision (7/22).

News Reports Highlight Scientific Findings Presented At AIDS 2014

News outlets highlight several of the scientific findings presented this week at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Boston.com: Making Strides: Highlights of Research Unveiled at AIDS Conference “Coinciding with the 2014 International AIDS Conference, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) released a special theme issue…

Blog Post Examines Data On HIV, TB, Malaria

Humanosphere: Visualizing progress against HIV, TB, and malaria Katie Leach-Kemon, a Humanosphere contributor and policy translation specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, discusses progress made in reducing death rates from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria, but how the number of HIV infections in many countries…

HIV Epidemic Smaller, Malaria Kills More Than Previously Thought, Study Says

The Guardian: ‘HIV global death estimates are wrong’ “The researcher behind a recent Lancet study says we have overestimated AIDS epidemic and underestimated malaria deaths…” The newspaper interviews Theo Vos, one of the authors of the report and professor of global health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation…

WHO Announces New Leadership For Global Malaria Program, UNITAID

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: New Leaders Named for WHO Global Malaria Program and UNITAID Alan Magill, director of the Gates Foundation’s Malaria Program, writes, “The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the appointment of two new leaders in the fight against HIV, TB, and malaria. Congratulations to…

Eliminating TB Is A ‘Humanitarian Imperative,’ ‘Economic Necessity’

Huffington Post: The Missed 3 Million: Reducing the Threat of Tuberculosis Worldwide Susan Blumenthal, public health editor for the Huffington Post, Laura McCulloch, student at Dartmouth College, and Stephanie Heung, student at Yale University “…Public health interventions have made major progress in fighting TB, with incidence rates significantly declining since…

European Drug Agency Recommends Two TB Drugs For Approval

“European drug regulators gave their backing on Friday to two new medicines for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease that affects some 450,000 people worldwide each year and for which there are few effective treatments,” Reuters reports. “The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said its support for marketing authorizations for Otsuka’s…

Intensified Efforts To Diagnose, Treat TB Needed In Philippines

Following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, “[l]ack of shelter and continued bad weather are leading to widespread acute respiratory infections, which the Philippines Department of Health officials say are becoming the biggest public health threat since the typhoon,” Kari Stoever, vice president of external affairs at Aeras, writes in the…

TB Is An Evolving Threat Globally, In U.S.

In a Newsweek opinion piece, Polly Price, an author and law professor at Emory University, examines the evolving threat of tuberculosis (TB) — “not only in the developing world, but also inside the United States, where the [CDC] recorded nearly 10,000 cases of TB last year.” She highlights the issue…

Controversy Over TB Prize Shows ‘Diplomatic Challenges’ In Combating Disease, WSJ Reports

The Wall Street Journal examines controversy surrounding “the Kochon Prize, a prestigious honor for major contributions to the fight against [tuberculosis (TB)].” The selection committee chose a Tibetan TB program, the newspaper notes. However, the prize recipient must be approved by the WHO director-general, and “the WHO administration, which advises…

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