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Think scale! Engaging Private Pharmacies to Improve Public Health 

A version of this story first appeared on IDSA’s Science Speaks platform By Emily Delmotte Lisinopril 20 mg by mouth at 8am? Check. After verifying the Read More

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

Device focuses on speedier tuberculosis diagnosis

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

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USAID Supports Expansion Of Burma’s TB Detection Capabilities

Medium: How Heroes are Fighting Tuberculosis in Burma  –  and Winning Matt Grieger, deputy team leader for outreach and communications in USAID’s Asia Bureau, discusses USAID’s efforts to address TB in Burma, including how the agency is helping the country’s government expand its TB detection capabilities (3/21).


In CSIS Podcast, U.N. Special Envoy Eric Goosby Discusses Roles Of U.S. Leadership,…

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Take as Directed”: U.N. Special Envoy on Tuberculosis Eric Goosby on Global Fight against TB Audrey Jackson, senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, speaks with Eric Goosby, U.N. special envoy on TB, about the importance of continued U.S. leadership in addressing TB globally.


PLOS Launches Tuberculosis Channel Featuring Research, News Articles For Various Stakeholders

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Announcing the PLOS Tuberculosis Channel Soumya Swaminathan, secretary of the Department of Health Research in India’s Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and director general of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), and Madhukar Pai, Canada research chair in epidemiology and global health at McGill University, Montreal, director of…More


‘Science Speaks’ Posts Highlight World TB Day, NIH’s TB Portals Program

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: We’re reading about tuberculosis, and why one day a year is not enough Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” recognizes World Tuberculosis Day (March 24) and highlights several recently published pieces on the disease (3/24). Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: The multi-national network…More


NIH Releases Statement Recognizing World TB Day

National Institutes of Health: NIH Statement on World Tuberculosis Day In this statement marking World TB Day, Anthony S. Fauci, director of the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID); Richard Hafner, chief of the TB Clinical Research Branch in the NIAID Division of AIDS; and Christine F. Sizemore, chief of the tuberculosis…More


Announcing the PLOS Tuberculosis Channel

Soumya Swaminathan and Madhukar Pai announce the launch of the PLOS Tuberculosis Chanel This post also appears on the PLOS Channels & Collections Blog. Today, World TB Day, sees the launch of the PLOS Tuberculosis Channel.


New TB Drugs Risk Becoming Ineffective If Misused, Lancet Report Warns

CIDRAP News: Report warns of rise in drug-resistant tuberculosis “A new report warns that some of the incremental progress made in the global fight against tuberculosis (TB) could be lost with the emergence and spread of drug-resistant strains of the disease…” (Dall, 3/23). Humanosphere: Emerging epidemic of multidrug-resistant TB ‘threatens decades of progress’ “…According to…More


Overcoming Barriers Of Stigma, Marginalization Of TB Patients Vital To Ending Disease, WHO Says

VOA News: Protecting Rights of TB Patients Critical in Ending Global Epidemic “In advance of World TB Day (March 24), the World Health Organization is warning the battle to wipe out the global tuberculosis epidemic will not be won unless stigma, discrimination, and marginalization of TB patients is brought to an end. VOA was in…More


U.S. Government Should Commit More Funding, Scientific Research To TB Diagnosis, Treatment

Forbes: World TB Day — How Budget Cuts Threaten Progress In Tuberculosis Globally Judy Stone, Forbes contributor and infectious disease specialist “…For the first time in 40+ years, new drugs are being tested in major Phase III clinical trials against MDR (multidrug-resistant) and XDR (extensively drug-resistant) TB. But without pharma and governments stepping up more,…More


Ensuring Migrants Have Access To HIV, TB Treatment Critical To Reversing Epidemics In Eastern…

Huffington Post: The Shifting Diplomacy around Migration, HIV/AIDS, and Tuberculosis in Central Asia Michel Kazatchkine, U.N. special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “…To reverse the rising HIV and [multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB)] epidemics, the [Eastern Europe and Central Asia] region will need to move forward on a number of fronts: Firstly, there…More


CDC Recognizes World TB Day, Commits To Eliminating Disease In U.S. With Expanded Domestic,…

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: World TB Day — March 24, 2017 “World TB Day is recognized each year on March 24, which commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB). … In 2017, for the second year, CDC will join…More


Ensuring Investments In TB R&D Critical To Confronting Drug Resistance

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Why Tuberculosis is an R&D priority On World TB Day, which takes place annually on March 24, Grania Brigden, lead of the 3P Project at the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease, discusses the importance of developing new treatments for TB and highlights a new funding mechanism, the 3P Project,…More


Why Tuberculosis is an R&D priority

On World Tuberculosis Day 2017, Grania Brigden of the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease discusses the importance of developing new treatments for TB There has been considerable reaction to the omission of tuberculosis (TB)


CDC: Domestic TB data shows need to expand screening, testing, treatment reach

Categories: TBU.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report finds newly discovered tuberculosis higher among foreign-born with more than 10 years in United States than among more recent arrivals With a drop in the numbers of new tuberculosis patients between 2015 and 2016, TB incidence in the U.S. is once again going in the right direction, […](Read more…)


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