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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


Studies Show Shorter, Less Toxic Drug Combinations Could Be Effective In Treating…

Devex: 3 innovations that could transform TB diagnosis and care “Ending global tuberculosis will require new diagnostic tools, new ways to support adherence to treatment, new drug regimens, and a vaccine, experts told Devex at the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health. … Experts including those gathered in Guadalajara this week are working tirelessly…More

U.N. Announces First-Ever Roadmap To Prevent Zoonotic TB, Lessen Impacts On Rural Communities…

U.N. News Centre: U.N. and partners launch plan to stop transmission of bovine tuberculosis to humans “Stressing the damaging impact on poor rural communities in Africa and South-East Asia of animal tuberculosis’ (bovine TB) transmission to humans, United Nations health experts launched the first-ever roadmap to combat the so-called zoonotic TB…” (10/12). VOA News: WHO…More

Closing Global Health Funding Gap Requires Innovative, Private Financing, Increased Domestic…

The Lancet Global Health: Getting serious about financing the end of epidemics Chris Collins, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, discusses the global health financing gap and efforts needed to close this gap, writing, “Policymakers and global health advocates should take this up with urgency and be willing to…More

Global Fund Continues To Support Programs To Address Drug-Resistant TB

Friends of the Global Fight: Countering Drug Resistance in Tuberculosis, the World’s Most Lethal Epidemic In the first in a series of blog posts exploring the threat that drug resistance poses in addressing the AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria epidemics, Mark P. Lagon, chief policy officer at Friends, and Anna Carroll discuss the challenges of…More

Advocates Encouraged By Greater Attention To Reducing TB Incidence, Improving Treatment Access

HuffPost: A ‘Glimmer Of Hope’ In The Fight Against The World’s Top Infectious Killer “In a sign of increasing political will in the battle against the world’s top infectious killer, the heads of the World Health Organization and USAID voiced their support for the global fight against tuberculosis last week in a reception during the…More

Blog Post Highlights Paper Discussing Human Rights, Ethics Concerns Surrounding TB, Migrant…

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: The link between TB, migration, human rights and ethics Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a paper published in the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease on the “human rights and ethics concerns surrounding the health needs of migrants, particularly…More

Global Fund Continues To Invest In Improving Women, Girls’ Lives, Health Systems To Achieve…

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Why we should invest in global health security Marijke Wijnroks, interim executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “Investing in global health is a highly cost effective way to achieve greater security and stability, to protect communities worldwide from infectious disease, and to halt emerging health threats.…More

Mark Dybul Returns To Georgetown University As Director Of New Center For Global Health And…

Georgetown University Medical Center: As Director of New Global Health Center, Dybul Comes Home to Georgetown Kat Zambon, director of communications at Georgetown University Medical Center, discusses the return of Mark Dybul, former executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to Georgetown University. Zambon writes, “As the inaugural faculty co-director…More

Innovative Partnerships, Steady Donor Aid Can Accelerate Path To UHC, End Epidemics

Devex: Opinion: Innovative partnerships to end epidemics and pave the way to UHC Marijke Wijnroks, interim executive director of the Global Fund, and Jonathan Klein, co-founder and chair of Getty Images, Inc. and chair of the Board of Friends of the Global Fight “…[T]here is still work to be done to end [the HIV, tuberculosis,…More

WHO Releases Several Fact Sheets On SDG Health Targets In WHO European Region

WHO: Fact sheets on Sustainable Development Goals: health targets WHO released 12 fact sheets on health targets in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including antimicrobial resistance, child and adolescent health, climate change, essential medicine, immunization systems, malaria, measles and rubella, mental health, polio, sexual and reproductive health, tuberculosis, and viral hepatitis. These fact sheets “present…More

Friends Of The Global Fight Commends Senate Appropriations Committee’s FY18 Funding For…

Friends of the Global Fight: Friends Commends Senate for Steady Investment in the Global Fund and U.S. Efforts against AIDS, TB and Malaria “Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Friends) commends the Senate Committee on Appropriations’ approval of a Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 appropriations bill that would continue steady funding for…More

Global Fund Board To Choose Organization’s New Executive Director In November

Devex: The Global Fund to name new director in November “The Board of Directors of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria plans to select the organization’s next executive director at its meeting in November 2017, according to an update published [last] week…” (Igoe, 8/23).

August 2017 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The August 2017 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, and research and policy articles on various issues, including care and testing for tuberculosis, antimicrobial resistance, diabetes, and malaria (August 2017).

U.S. Congress Should Continue To Support Or Increase PEPFAR, Global Fund Investments

The rest is here: U.S. Congress Should Continue To Support Or Increase PEPFAR, Global Fund Investments

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