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10 Years in Rwanda: Leaders Reflect

Inshuti Mu Buzima (IMB), PIH’s sister organization in Rwanda, has made tremendous progress over the years. On the occasion of IMB’s 10th anniversary, we asked five leaders to reflect on the changes. Their memories and insights are below. Anatole Manzi Director of Mentorship, Enhanced Supervision for Health Care and Quality Improvement It was May 2005 when I heard about Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (IMB). I was finishing my bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology, but I already had an advanced diploma in general nursing


Tuberculosis R&D “grossly insufficient” according to new report

Categories: TBThe global tuberculosis response and TB research and development remain weak and inadequate despite approval of the first new TB drugs in decades and a new global strategy to reduce TB incidence and mortality, according to Treatment Action Groups’ latest report. With just $255 million spent on TB research and development each year, funding is […](Read more…)


Accelerating an Integrated Approach to NCD Prevention and Control Globally

Dr. Samira Asma, Chief, Global NCD Program, CDC Over the past 18 years, I’ve worked with Ministries of Health and other partners in 180 countries to advance CDC’s overarching global health goals and accelerate strategies for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries. NCDs and injuries are responsible for millions of premature deaths, especially in low- and middle-income counties (LMICs). As public health practitioners, we have an important opportunity to work collaboratively to accelerate and scale up implementation of proven prevention and treatment strategies and measure their impact.


IDWeek 2015: Physicians, researchers describe obstacles to tuberculosis control in resource…

Categories: IDWeek 2015Science Speaks is at IDWeek in San Diego, California this week, bringing live coverage of sessions on HIV, TB, Ebola and more. SAN DIEGO, Calif. – At one of the first sessions of this conference of infectious diseases physicians, scientists discussed an urgent need to scale up tuberculosis prevention efforts globally, especially in light of the World Health Organization’s upcoming […](Read more…)

Blog Post Examines 3 Recently Published Pieces On Tuberculosis

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Tuberculosis: The world waits for a plan, patients with drug-resistant disease wait for options Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses three recently published pieces on the impact and threat of tuberculosis: an opinion piece in the Huffington Post by Dr. Lee Reichman of Rutgers…More

Researchers Identify Origins Of XDR-TB In South African Province, Examine How Disease Spreads

Health24: Breakthrough: scientists trace the origins of extreme drug-resistant TB “…[S]cientists from the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH), the Broad Institute of MIT, and Harvard in the U.S. traced the roots of extensively drug-resistant TB, aka XDR-TB, in [KwaZulu-Natal] to the late 1950s. These new findings, which were published in the journal…More

The Nation Examines Global Spread Of Drug-Resistant TB, Treatment Of Patients In South Africa

The Nation: Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Is a Global Crisis. Why Are We Doing So Little to Fight It? “…Although largely unnoticed by the public in the United States and Western Europe, where TB and HIV are relatively well-controlled, the co-epidemic rages on across great swaths of Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Africa. In 2013 alone,…More

White House Should Propose, Congress Should Approve Action Plan To Address Drug-Resistant TB

Huffington Post: Waiting for the White House Plan on Tuberculosis Lee Reichman, professor of medicine and epidemiology and executive director emeritus at Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute “…President Obama can now harness [the momentum from the U.N. General Assembly to end the TB epidemic by 2030] with a bold and ambitious plan of his own. If…More

Report Examines TB In South Africa, Role Of U.S. In Prevention, Treatment

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Tuberculosis in the Age of Drug Resistance and HIV: Lessons from South Africa’s Experience In this report, Phillip Nieburg, CSIS senior associate (non-resident) and co-chair of the Prevention Committee of the HIV/AIDS Task Force, and Sahil Angelo, a program coordinator and research assistant for the CSIS Global Health Policy…More

Global Fund’s 2016 Replenishment Crucial To Achieving SDGs

Huffington Post: Why Every Dollar Counts for Global Health Deborah Derrick, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…With an eye toward continued success under the SDGs, the Global Fund’s upcoming replenishment in 2016 is crucial. These ambitious goals aim to accomplish a broad spectrum of worthy achievements, but many…More

Global Fund Releases 2015 Results Report

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s “Voices”: 17. Million. Lives. Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul discusses the fund’s 2015 Results Report, “showing that health investments made through the Global Fund have saved 17 million lives, expanding opportunity and achieving greater social justice for families and communities worldwide.

NEJM Perspective Pieces Examine Implications For Global Health In Post-2015 Development Agenda

New England Journal of Medicine: Politics and Universal Health Coverage — The Post-2015 Global Health Agenda Vin Gupta of Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Vanessa B. Kerry of Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Seed Global Health; Eric Goosby of the University of California, San Francisco, and U.N. special envoy on tuberculosis; and Robert Yates…More

Universal health coverage in a generation is achievable

​As the father of four children, I know how important access to good, quality health care is. All parents aspire to be able to provide the same for their children. That’s why we at the World Bank Group are working with our partners around the globe to make universal health coverage a reality for all. Uniting finance and development has been a lifelong passion of mine.

Budget Shortfalls, Administrative Changes Negatively Affecting India’s National AIDS, TB…

The Lancet: Budget cuts threaten AIDS and tuberculosis control in India “Bureaucratic changes and budget cuts are threatening to derail two of India’s key health initiatives — the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) and the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP). A total of 2.1 million people in India are HIV positive and about 1.2…More

A Q&A with Celestine Niyibizi, community health worker supervisor in Rwanda

When did you start working with Partners In Health? I started working with Partners In Health (PIH) in 2005. Before that, I was working as a math teacher in primary school. What exactly is your role as a CHW?

Asia-Pacific TB Parliamentary Caucus Meets To Discuss Region’s Efforts Against Tuberculosis

Devex: Asia-Pacific unites in battle against tuberculosis “Parliamentarians from the United Kingdom and countries in Asia and the Pacific gathered this week in Sydney, Australia, to create a unified voice for the region’s fight against tuberculosis. … The Asia-Pacific TB Parliamentary Caucus is the first regional meeting to come out of the Global TB Caucus,…More

Report Examines R&D Pipeline Progress For TB, HIV, HCV

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Pipeline report points toward nascent progress in the fight against tuberculosis Lindsay McKenna, TB/HIV project officer at the Treatment Action Group (TAG), discusses a report examining advancements in tuberculosis research and development. McKenna writes, “TAG’s 2015 Pipeline Report looks at advances in diagnostics, treatment, and prevention that offer hope for…More

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