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U.S. Must Increase Capacity For Global Health R&D, Anticipate Global Disease Threats

Washington Post: Why aren’t we producing medications for looming global disease threats? Mel Spigelman, physician and president and chief executive of TB Alliance “…[A new Global Health Technologies Coalition] analysis reveals that over the past six years, [U.S.] taxpayer funding for global health research has been stagnant or declining. … Managing health threats through emergency…More

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Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Fact Sheet On U.S. Govt & Global TB

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and Global Tuberculosis This updated fact sheet discusses U.S. government global TB efforts and funding, global statistics related to the disease, and international goals to control and treat TB (3/20).

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WHO’s New TB Strategy Seeks International Support To End Global TB Epidemic

VOA News: WHO Rolls Out New Strategy to Wipe Out TB “As countries mark World TB Day on March 24, the World Health Organization (WHO) is rolling out a new strategy to end the global tuberculosis epidemic, calling for worldwide support to wipe out the disease over the next 20 years. Two previous strategies have…More

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Congress Should Appropriate Additional Funding For TB Prevention, Treatment In Efforts Against…

The Hill: McCain and Congress should lead fight against drug-resistant TB Polly J. Price, professor of law at Emory University School of Law “…Congress should appropriate additional funds to cover the costs of tuberculosis treatment that are now borne by local health departments. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also need more money to…More


In South Africa, New Drug Offers Promising Signs Of Treating Drug Resistant TB, Doctors Say

Agence France-Presse: New TB drug offers glimmer of hope in S. Africa “Drug-resistant tuberculosis is a major health challenge across much of Africa, but a new medicine being pioneered in South Africa could be a breakthrough after decades of frustration. Bedaquiline is being made available to 3,000 people suffering side effects of the usual drug-resistant…More


Implementation of patient charges at primary care facilities in Kenya: implications of low…

With user fees now seen as a major hindrance to universal health coverage, many countries have introduced fee reduction or elimination policies, but there is growing evidence that adherence to reduced fees is often highly imperfect.


India To Add HIV/AIDS, TB Drugs To List Of Medicines Subject To Price Caps, Sources Say

Reuters: India to add more AIDS, TB drugs to essential medicines list: sources “India is likely to add more HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis drugs to its list of essential medicines that are subject to price caps, people directly involved in the process said, in a move to improve affordability of drugs to treat the deadly diseases…”…More


China Must Strengthen Its Public Health System To Prevent Spread Of TB

The Japan Times: Tuberculosis showing a resurgence in China Cesar Chelala, international public health consultant “China now has the second-largest tuberculosis epidemic — second only to India — with more than 1.3 million new cases of tuberculosis every year. What makes the situation particularly serious, says the Chinese Center for Disease Control, is that China…More


Administration Releases Strategy To Prevent Spread Of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria prompts ‘National Action Plan,’ with global strategies targeting pathogens that include multidrug-resistant tuberculosis Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, outlines the Obama administration’s recently-released plan to fight the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (3/27).


U.S. Must Increase Capacity For Global Health R&D, Anticipate Global Disease Threats

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Washington Post: Why aren’t we producing medications for looming global disease threats? Mel Spigelman, physician and president and chief executive of TB Alliance “…[A new Global Health Technologies Coalition] analysis reveals that over the past six years, [U.S.] taxpayer funding for global health research has been stagnant or declining. … Managing health threats through emergency…More


Global Fund To Begin Year-Long Process To Develop Strategy Through 2021

Devex: Global Fund: Back in gear or spinning wheels? “The past five years have not been kind to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. … But the Global Fund is optimistic of brighter prospects in the coming years. … This month, the Global Fund will begin a yearlong process to set its…More


U.K. Parliamentary Group, Pharmaceutical Leaders Call For Investment In Health Systems To…

Devex: Pharmaceutical leaders call for greater investment in health systems “Aid agencies must invest more in strengthening health systems and infrastructure to avoid many millions of people losing their lives to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis by 2050, a group of U.K. members of Parliament said on World Tuberculosis Day. Their call to action is backed by senior…More


Kaiser Family Foundation Releases Fact Sheet On U.S. Govt & Global TB

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Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and Global Tuberculosis This updated fact sheet discusses U.S. government global TB efforts and funding, global statistics related to the disease, and international goals to control and treat TB (3/20).


U.N.’s Ban Encourages Governments To Increase Efforts To End TB By 2035

U.N. News Centre: U.N. chief urges governments intensify efforts to end tuberculosis by 2035 “With some 37 million lives saved between 2000 and 2013 through the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis, it is possible to end the epidemic by 2035, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on World Tuberculosis Day, urging leaders to recommit to ending one…More


Experts Disagree Over Feasibility Of WHO’s ‘End TB’ Strategy

Deutsche Welle: A world without tuberculosis? “If it’s up to the WHO, the number of tuberculosis (TB) deaths is to decrease by 95 percent over the next twenty years, the number of those contracting the disease by 90 percent. These are without doubt lofty targets. Serious efforts will have to be taken to get the…More


Opinion Pieces Mark World TB Day

Devex: New approaches needed to end TB Anna Nakanwagi-Mukwaya, director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease’s Uganda office; Paula Fujiwara, the Union’s scientific director; and Lucica Ditiu, executive secretary of the Stop TB Partnership “…Innovative projects like [Slum Partnerships to Actively Respond to Tuberculosis in Kampala (SPARK-TB)], which build up local capacity…More


WHO’s New TB Strategy Seeks International Support To End Global TB Epidemic

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VOA News: WHO Rolls Out New Strategy to Wipe Out TB “As countries mark World TB Day on March 24, the World Health Organization (WHO) is rolling out a new strategy to end the global tuberculosis epidemic, calling for worldwide support to wipe out the disease over the next 20 years. Two previous strategies have…More


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