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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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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


TB Treatment For Children, MDR-TB Pose Challenges To Stopping Epidemic

International Business Times: World Tuberculosis Day: Why are rates of drug-resistant TB so high in Russia? “…Tuberculosis is the leading infectious killer in Russia. The problem in the region, one of the ‘high priority countries’ highlighted in a recent World Health Organization report, is being fueled by multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). While the number of overall…More


Australian TB Forum Opens In Canberra; Foreign Minister Announces $23.7M To Address Disease In…

ABC Online: Medical groups call for greater focus on ‘neglected disease’ of tuberculosis “Medical research and advocacy groups are calling for a greater focus on diagnosing what they say is the ‘neglected disease’ of tuberculosis. Groups gathered in Canberra [Monday] for the launch of a forum seeking to advance the way the disease is diagnosed…More


Uganda To Expand Program Using Private Clinics To Better Detect, Diagnose TB Patients

The Guardian: Uganda to expand successful Kampala scheme in battle against tuberculosis “…So when representatives from the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease approached [Dr. Kasauli Mahmoud Zinda] in 2011 to join a new initiative that would equip Pillars [Medical Centre] to test for and treat TB, ‘it looked like it was a dream,’…More


CDC Blog Posts Discuss Issues Surrounding TB, MDR-TB

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: A Consequence of Conflict: The Spread of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Nadine Sunderland of the CDC discusses issues surrounding multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Somalia, including preventing, diagnosing, and treating the disease (3/23). CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: An Ounce of Prevention: Why we must strengthen basic TB control to defeat drug-resistant TB Thomas Kenyon,…More


‘Global Fund News Flash’ Special Edition Highlights World TB Day

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash A special edition of the Global Fund News Flash highlights World Tuberculosis Day with articles focusing on efforts to detect and treat TB in Latin America, Asia, and Africa (3/24).


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