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Political Will Needed To Head Off Looming TB-Diabetes Co-Epidemic

The Hill: We must prevent the looming epidemic of TB-diabetes Anthony Harries, senior adviser and director of the Department of Research at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease “Hall of Fame hockey player Wayne Gretzky had a famously successful strategy: don’t skate to the puck, skate to where…

TB Studies Highlight Treatment Needs, Opportunities

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: TB trials highlight needs, opportunities Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses results from two tuberculosis studies that “could change approaches to treatment delivery and development, but only if funding…

Center For Global Health Policy Report Discusses Opportunities, Challenges In Controlling HIV, TB In Tanzania

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Report from Tanzania: Attention to realities on the ground, criminalized populations, civil society needed to sustain HIV, TB responses Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses findings from a report…

CSIS Primer Examines Reasons For U.S. To Support International TB Efforts

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Hope for a more reasoned U.S. approach to global TB CSIS Senior Associate Phil Nieburg; Talia Dubovi, associate director and senior fellow with the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS; and Sahil Angelo, program coordinator and research assistant at the Global…

India Must Focus On Stopping Drug-Resistant TB Transmission, Involve All Sectors In Ending TB

Huffington Post India: Understanding India’s Evolving Tuberculosis Challenge Nerges Mistry, trustee and joint director of the Foundation for Medical Research “…Given its dangerous implications, curbing transmission-generated drug-resistant TB in India is the need of the hour. This is only possible if every suspected patient undergoes drug susceptibility testing during their…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 258 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter discusses the appointment of the Global Fund’s new inspector general, Mouhamadou Diagne; audits of Ecuador’s and Rwanda’s programs; and an analysis…

U.K. Launches $17.4M Effort To End TB

Reuters: Europe’s tuberculosis hub Britain seeks to wipe out the disease “Health authorities launched an 11.5 million pounds ($17.4 million) plan on Monday to tackle Britain’s persistent tuberculosis (TB) problem, seeking to wipe the contagious lung disease out altogether. Britain has one of the highest TB rates in western Europe…

Investment In TB, Malaria, HIV Treatment And Prevention, Health Systems Saves Lives

The Guardian: Ebola kills far fewer than AIDS, TB, and malaria. What should we prioritize? Bjorn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School “…It may sound cold-hearted to set health priorities based on cost-effectiveness, but it’s actually the best way to do the…

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