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Eliminate the TB Scourge – The New York Times

Tuberculosis is a problem worldwide. But little is being done to modernize our approach to this debilitating and deadly disease. Source: Eliminate the TB Scourge Read More

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Device focuses on speedier tuberculosis diagnosis

Automated gadget magnifies and photographs samples and uses software to identify bacteria.

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TB overtakes HIV/AIDS as leading infectious disease killer

Tuberculosis killed 1.5 million people in 2014 – moving ahead of HIV/AIDS, which was responsible for 1.2 million deaths in the same year. The rise of tuberculosis ;(TB) is evidence of both the gains made against HIV/AIDS in the past two decades and the silent growth of one of the world’s oldest killers. Making matters

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Kenya To Become First Of 18 Countries To Roll Out New Child-Friendly TB Medicines

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Child TB deaths set to fall as Kenya launches new drugs “More children are likely to survive tuberculosis, the leading infectious disease killer, after Kenya introduces child-friendly medicines on Oct. 1 — the first country in the world to do so. Some 155,000 children with TB are set to benefit across 18…More


Lesotho’s One-of-a-Kind Hospital

Off a shrub-lined road on the outskirts of Maseru, Lesotho’s capital, a dirt path leads to Botšabelo Hospital. The single-story, 24-bed facility overlooks a plateau stretching to flat-topped mountains. A single notebook registers visitors at the entrance. White vans labeled “Ambulance” are parked outside.


Kenya To Make World’s First Pediatric TB Drug Available At National Level

Devex: Kenya will roll out the first child-friendly TB drug “Kenya will become the first country to adopt and roll out at the national level the world’s first tuberculosis treatment for children next week. … The drug’s adoption in Kenya aims to correct a gap in TB treatment that frequently led to incorrect dosages and…More


Investing In Women, Girls Key To Ending AIDS, TB, Malaria

Huffington Post: Women and Girls are Key to Ending the AIDS, TB, and Malaria Epidemics Kate Dodson, vice president for global health at the United Nations Foundation “…Not only does the Global Fund dedicate more than half its resources to programs that benefit women and girls, it also focuses on tackling the underlying causes of…More


The Lancet Examines Global Fund Replenishment, History Of Funding, Progress

The Lancet: Global Fund replenishment meeting nears target amount “Hosted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Montréal, QC, Canada, last week, the fifth replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria reached a total of US$12.91 billion. … For the executive director of the fund, Mark Dybul, the positive result represents…More


Devex Examines ‘Surprises And Questions’ From Global Fund’s 5th Replenishment Conference

Devex: Surprises and questions from the Global Fund replenishment “Donors got creative in their efforts to replenish the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria with $12.9 billion last weekend in Montreal, Canada. A range of public and private donors pledged to the Global Fund, including many for the first time. In addition to…More


Devex Examines Successes Of Global Fund Replenishment Conference, Challenges For Future…

Devex: Global Fund sees new donors, persistent gaps “The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria hit its funding goal at the fifth replenishment conference in Montreal, Canada, on Sept 16-17. But advocates warn that those funds may still fall short of what’s needed to reach the most vulnerable communities. The reasons include persistent…More


Opinion Pieces Discuss Antimicrobial Resistance, Including Expected U.N. Political Declaration

Huffington Post: Drug-Resistant TB Should Figure Prominently In The Global AMR Response Madhukar Pai, professor and director of global health at McGill University “…[I]t may be more impactful for [drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB)] control to be seen as one component of a comprehensive strategy to address [antimicrobial resistance (AMR)]. While TB gets little attention, AMR is…More


U.K. Will Disburse Full Global Fund Pledge Only If Certain Benchmarks Met, Devex Reports

Devex: U.K. attaches strings to $1.4B Global Fund pledge “The United Kingdom’s contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria comes with strings attached: The country will withhold 10 percent of its pledge if the Global Fund fails to meet 10 benchmarks for improvement. The unprecedented move takes the U.K. Department for…More


Donors Pledge Nearly $13B To Global Fund’s 5th Replenishment

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria raises $12.9 billion for next three years Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses outcomes of the launch of the Global Fund’s fifth replenishment cycle, writing, “The $12.9 billion in donations to the Global Fund to Fight…More


Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria raises $12.9 billion for next three years

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingLaunch of 2016 replenishment of funds to fight three diseases comes close to goal, exceeds 2013 donations The $12.9 billion in donations to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at the launch of its fifth replenishment Saturday puts the international charity effectively within reach of its $13 billion goal and reflects increases in national […](Read more…)


Donors Pledge Nearly $13B To Global Fund For 2017-2019

Deutsche Welle: Donors pledge billions to battle AIDS, TB, and malaria “…The Global Fund, which was created as a public-private initiative, has so far spent more than $30 billion on prevention and treatment programs and is credited with helping to save about 20 million lives over the past 14 years. Most of its spending has…More


African Researchers Using Data To Facilitate Development Of TB, Malaria, Cancer Treatments

Quartz: TB-tracking headbands, mapping cancer, and a malaria hackathon: How data is fighting disease in Africa “…At a recent five-day hackathon, medical researchers from around the world joined forces to work through data mapping solutions to malaria. Other more long-term research projects are also using data to treat diseases like cancer and tuberculosis. … [Some…More


Some Experts Fear Return Of High TB Levels In Cambodia Because Of Reductions In International…

Al Jazeera: Cambodia: Funding the fight against tuberculosis “…[Y]ears of effort have resulted in the number of people dying from [tuberculosis] dropping by 67 percent in Cambodia, Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay, reporting from Phnom Penh, said. … Thanks to money from aid groups, including the Global Fund, and other donors, the government has worked with…More


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