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Capitol Hill Briefing On TB Highlights Need For Continued Progress

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports from a Capitol Hill briefing that took place on Wednesday examining the progress and challenges surrounding TB efforts. Speakers at the event recounted stories “of how illness as well as responses around the world are interconnected, when effective treatments for…

Blog Highlights USAID Report On TB-Related Foreign Aid

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog highlights USAID’s FY 2013 report, “Impact and Leadership, U.S. Government Report on International Foreign Assistance for Tuberculosis.” “…The work to reach a world free of TB stretches into an unknown future, the report notes, with a new strategy that will require…

African Union Heads Of State Commit To Sustain Efforts To End HIV, TB, Malaria

UNAIDS: African Union: translating political commitments into action “African Heads of State committed to sustain efforts to ending AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by adopting the recommendations stated in an AIDS Watch Africa report — including prioritizing AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in the new development goals in order to ensure that…

Nigeria Should Confront TB, With U.S. Assistance

Washington Post: Nigeria needs to confront another scourge: Tuberculosis David Bryden, TB advocacy officer for Results “…Nigeria’s frustratingly slow response to the Boko Haram abductions of more than 200 schoolgirls is mirrored by its apparent lack of attention to another crisis with deadly implications. Last year, a national survey showed…

Canada Faces Challenges In Efforts To Eradicate TB, Experts Say

Globe and Mail: WHO’s goal to eradicate tuberculosis draws attention to Canadian challenges “The World Health Organization is ramping up its efforts to wipe out tuberculosis in countries with low rates of active TB by setting a goal of eradicating the disease by 2050 in 33 countries, including Canada. Meeting…

Report Urges Greater Global Effort To Stem TB

Humanosphere: The time to act against tuberculosis is now Development blogger Tom Murphy writes, “The world needs to act now to stem the growing global public health challenges posed by tuberculosis (TB), says a new report published by the Economist Intelligence Unit. TB alone was responsible for 1.3 million deaths…

WHO Announces Framework To Eliminate TB In 33 Countries

Media sources report on the WHO’s new framework to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in 33 countries. Agence France-Presse: WHO urges nations to step up the fight against TB “The World Health Organization on Thursday urged over 30 countries, including some of the world’s richest, to recognize the continued danger of tuberculosis…

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash Issue 44 of the Global Fund News Flash includes articles on the fund’s Technical Review Panel, new online portal to submit concept notes, Human Rights Reference Group, and banking partners in Latin America (7/3).

Health Experts Call For TB Public Health Emergency Declaration In Papua New Guinea

News outlets report on the findings of a study on tuberculosis in Papua New Guinea that prompted health experts to call for a public health emergency declaration. Australia Network News: Experts call for tuberculosis to be named public health emergency in Papua New Guinea “Health experts are calling for tuberculosis…

‘DR-TB Manifesto’ Demands More Action Against Drug-Resistant TB

The Guardian: Meet the 23-year-old TB survivor taking on South Africa’s patent laws Phumeza Tisile, co-author of the DR-TB Manifesto and XDR-TB survivor “…The DR-TB Manifesto makes three demands: first, everyone should have access to testing and treatment for drug-resistant TB. Even though new rapid diagnostics are becoming more available,…