In South Sudan, which is poised to become “the world’s newest country” in July, “90% of the population lives on less than $1 a day,” and the region is plagued by multiple systemic health issues as a result of years of war, Lancet Infectious Diseases Newsdesk reports.
“The number of tuberculosis cases in the United States reached an all-time low last year, with only 11,181 cases reported to public health authorities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” the Los Angeles Times’ “Booster Shots” blog reports.
During a visit to the Indian state of Bihar, Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, on Thursday discussed his foundation’s work in India and global health priorities, ANI/Sify News reports (3/24).
Main Take-Aways From GHME: Reflections on last week’s Global Health Metrics & Evaluation (GHME) conference in Seattle, Washington appeared in several blogs and a Lancet column: Lancet: Offline: Where was Europe? (Horton, 3/26) Karen Grepin’s “Global Health Blog”: A trip to the inside of the Global Health Sausage Factory (3/22)…
Increased Tax Revenues CanÂ Create ‘In-Roads Into Poverty Reduction’ “To improve living standards and create jobs,” African governments “need to provide their citizens with better health care, better education, more infrastructure. â€¦ How to pay for this â€“ in a way that is both fair and efficient â€“ is a question…
In recognition of World Tuberculosis Day on Thursday, the Financial Times published a series of stories on TB worldwide.
A WHO report released Wednesday says countries with the highest drug-resistant tuberculosis burdens are making progress in addressing the disease, “but despite the recent scale up in efforts, the world needs to do much more to get care to all [multi-drug resistant] patients who need it,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said, Times LIVE reports (Keeton, 3/23).
Increasing rates of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) “are hampering world health programs aimed at tackling TB and threaten to wipe out progress made against the disease, scientists said on Friday,” Reuters reports (Kelland, 3/18).
Congress Needs To Follow Through On TB Funding Commitments “Prevention and control of tuberculosis (TB) on our globe is crumbling” and “[i]t needs fixing,” retired pediatrician Elinor Graham writes in a Seattle Times opinion piece. She describes the burden of TB in developing countries and the costs associated with treatments,…
Global Fund Taps Former HHS Sec., Former President Of Botswana To Lead External Investigation Of Its Financial Controls
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Tuesday named former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt and former President of Botswana Festus Mogae to co-chair “an external review of its financial systems, amid heightened scrutiny from donors over misuse of some grants and a potential funding reduction from the U.S.,” the Wall Street Journal reports.