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Think scale! Engaging Private Pharmacies to Improve Public Health 

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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


Gender-, Social-Based Discrimination, Violence Must Be Addressed To Reduce HIV In Benin

HuffPost: Society Shouldn’t Be A Roadblock To My Right To Health Magalie Nelson, health adviser; Kate Waller, gender adviser; and Bernabe Yameogo, director, all of Plan International Canada’s Global Fund team “…As the civil society Principal Recipient of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria HIV Grant in Benin, Plan International is committed…More

Investment In R&D For New TB Vaccines Critical To Ending Epidemic

The Hill: Tuberculosis epidemic desperately needs new vaccination strategies José Luis Castro, executive director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease “…To defeat the TB epidemic, we need nothing short of a research-and-development revolution. … Currently, investment in TB research and development — especially in vaccines — is embarrassingly low. … We must…More

World AIDS Day Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash is a World AIDS Day Special Edition, featuring an article on how women and others are challenging stigma and discrimination in West and Central Africa; a piece by Interim Executive Director Marijke Wijnroks, thanking…More

USAID Announces New $1M Effort To Address Stigma Surrounding TB In India

USAID: U.S. Support for Ending Tuberculosis Epidemic in India On Wednesday, “USAID [announced] a new $1 million effort to bring greater awareness to TB’s stigma — which disproportionately affects women — to support Prime Minister Modi’s ultimate goal of securing a TB-free India by 2025. … USAID has supported the TB program of the Government…More

Continued U.S. Leadership On HIV/AIDS, Investment In Global Fund Important, U.S. Should Not…

The Hill: U.S. can’t be the only one to shoulder the financial responsibility of AIDS Mark Dybul, professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine, board member at Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and former executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…The U.S. government is…More

Peter Sands To Begin In March As Global Fund ED, Aims To Improve Fund’s Efficiency,…

The Lancet: Peter Sands appointed head of the Global Fund “Peter Sands, the former head of Standard Chartered Bank, was appointed on Nov 14 as the new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. ‘Leading the fund in its next phase, my overarching view is we should be lifting the…More

Russia President Putin’s Involvement In TB Conference Could Signal Greater Global Health Role…

HuffPost: Putin Puts His Might Behind The Global Effort To Stop Tuberculosis “Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke publicly about the need to rally resources and attention in the fight against tuberculosis, the world’s top infectious killer, in a move public health officials consider a signal that Russia is taking a larger role in the global…More

WHO Global Ministerial Conference Commits To Ending TB In Moscow Declaration

CIDRAP News: Global health ministers commit to end TB “Capping off the end of the first-ever World Health Organization (WHO) health minister meeting on ending tuberculosis (TB) under way in Moscow [last] week, representatives from 114 countries [Friday] agreed on an urgent set of actions called the Moscow Declaration to End TB…” (Schnirring, 11/17). U.N.…More

WHO Ministerial Conference Provided Opportunity For Global TB Community To Accelerate Progress…

The Lancet Global Health: Tuberculosis makes it onto the international political agenda for health … finally Mario Raviglione, director of the Global TB Programme at the WHO, and colleagues “…The latest global burden of disease assessment measuring progress on health-related [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] concludes that tuberculosis is one of the health challenges for which…More

Promising TB Diagnostic Failed To Work As Expected In Many Nations, Offering Lessons For…

Nature: Improved diagnostics fail to halt the rise of tuberculosis “…In an attempt to turn the tide [of TB], health ministers and officials from 100 countries are meeting in Moscow on 16-17 November. And a United Nations General Assembly devoted to TB is scheduled for September 2018. Experts say that the rollout of GeneXpert offers…More

Health Leaders Should Take ‘Meaningful Action’ On TB At Moscow Meeting

Moscow Times: Ending Tuberculosis Starts in Moscow José Luis Castro, executive director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and Michel Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “A meeting of the world’s health ministers in Moscow this week could prove to be a…More

New Global Fund Executive Director Peter Sands To Prioritize Organization’s Accountability,…

Associated Press: New chief of Global Fund says accountability is ‘imperative’ “The new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria says he is committed to ensuring the group is as transparent as possible about how its billions of dollars are spent to fight the three killer diseases. … In an…More

MSF, Stop TB Partnership Call For High-Burden TB Countries To Align Testing, Treatment…

Médecins Sans Frontières: TB: Governments given deadline to increase testing and treatment “Ahead of the first-ever Global Ministerial Conference on ‘Ending TB’ in Moscow, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Stop TB Partnership called for countries with high burdens of tuberculosis (TB) to implement the latest international treatment and testing standards by World TB Day,…More

‘Science Speaks’ Highlights Articles On Stigma In Special Issue Of TB Journal

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Stigma surrounding tuberculosis keeps patients from services, worsens health risks, but remains largely unmeasured, unaddressed Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses articles in a special issue of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease focused on how stigma and “attitudes about tuberculosis compromise…More

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