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Perhaps we could value palliative care for a similar reason, as its root goal is also to make life more meaningful.

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

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Device focuses on speedier tuberculosis diagnosis

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

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TB overtakes HIV/AIDS as leading infectious disease killer

Tuberculosis killed 1.5 million people in 2014 – moving ahead of HIV/AIDS, which was responsible for 1.2 million deaths in the same year. The rise of tuberculosis ;(TB) is evidence of both the gains made against HIV/AIDS in the past two decades and the silent growth of one of the world’s oldest killers. Making matters

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New Report Examines Drug Resistance Broadly, Specifically To TB

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Addressing development of tuberculosis diagnostics and drugs is critical to global antimicrobial resistance response, review finds Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings and recommendations from the final report of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. The report also specifically examines the challenges posed by…More


Global Fund, Canada Announce New Online Marketplace Offering Better Access To, Competitive…

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Wambo.org: Better Access, Lower Prices and More Transparency “The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the Government of Canada announced a new online marketplace [Wednesday] that is projected to save at least U.S. $250 million in the coming four years by offering health implementers…More


Addressing development of tuberculosis diagnostics and drugs is critical to global…

Categories: TBA new tool to diagnose drug-resistant tuberculosis with an improved regimen to then treat it would more than halve the current death toll from the disease within six years, saving 100,000 lives annually, according to a report commissioned by the British government. The report brings the findings and recommendations of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, […](Read more…)


Investing In Challenging Operating Environments Critical To Ending HIV, TB, Malaria Epidemics

Huffington Post: Overcoming Challenges in Global Health Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…The fight against [HIV, TB, and malaria] is more important than ever in a world increasingly affected by natural disasters, conflict and economic crises. … This new reality is why the Global Fund has…More


WHA69: Leave no one behind, World Hepatitis Alliance

Raquel Peck is the CEO of the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), she shares her hope that stronger action on viral hepatitis will be high on the agenda for the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva (convening this week). Raquel’s piece is part of a series of articles Translational Global Health will run on WHA69. If you or your organisation have a particular focus at the Assembly you feel requires urgent attention, contact our Editor. We are at a turning point. This week, 194 countries will convene to decide the fate of millions of people living with viral hepatitis. At the 69th World Health Assembly in Geneva (23 – 28 May), governments will deliberate on the adoption of WHO’s first ever Global Health Sector Strategy for Viral Hepatitis (GHSS), which sets a goal of eliminating hepatitis B and C by 2030, two significant public health issues that can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer and death.


Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly opens in Geneva

WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan opened the Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly with words of celebration, warning, and hope. Dr Chan celebrated recent progress in global public health, particularly in combatting HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and polio, as well as in improving maternal and child health.


Global goals, local action: advocates making a difference for girls and women

I just returned from the 4th Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen, a global gathering dedicated to the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women. A major focus was how to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) so they make a concrete difference in girls’ and women’s lives. I believe the best way to do […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesUn réfrigérateur peut sauver des vies: Comment protéger les enfants en Afrique en améliorant la chaîne d’approvisionnement des médicamentsTuberculosis advocates and patients in Uganda breathe a sigh of reliefSharing knowledge is power: Uganda and Vietnam come together to improve immunization supply chains ;


Eliminate the TB Scourge – The New York Times

Perhaps we could value palliative care for a similar reason, as its root goal is also to make life more meaningful.

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


Undiagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis among prisoners in Malaysia: an overlooked risk for…

Objectives To investigate the prevalence of previously-undiagnosed active tuberculosis (TB) cases among prisoners in Malaysia’s largest prison using an intensified TB case-finding strategy.


Eliminating TB Requires U.S. Leadership, Investment In Research To Develop New Vaccines, Drugs

New York Times: Eliminate the TB Scourge Uvistra Naidoo, pediatrician and research scientist “…Today we have an ineffective TB vaccine, insufficient diagnostic tools, TB drugs with pernicious side effects, a growing problem of bacterial resistance to current treatments, and an inexplicable lack of urgency, even though one-third of the planet’s population is infected by TB,…More


Integrated Care, Including TB, HIV Services, Vital For Health Of Women, Children

Huffington Post: Tackle TB to Reduce Maternal Deaths: No Time for Complacency Eric Goosby, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on tuberculosis “…There is immense opportunity presented by antenatal and mother and child health clinics for increasing access to TB and HIV services, and, thereby, reducing preventable mortality among mother and child. However, this opportunity is…More


WHO: Cutting multidrug-resistant TB treatment time in half would save more lives

The World Health Organization issued a new recommendation to cut the treatment time for people with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in half. The cut should help reduce overall treatment costs, reach more people and likely save more lives. The U.N. health body also said that a novel rapid diagnostic test to identify drug resistance should be used.


WHO’s New Treatment, Testing Recommendations For Drug-Resistant TB ‘Offer Hope’

Huffington Post: A Turning Point in the Battle Against Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID, and Mario Raviglione, director of the WHO Global TB Program “…[T]wo new recommendations [on multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)] from WHO offer hope. The first, on a shorter treatment regimen for…More


WHO recommendations aim to speed diagnosis, treatment of MDR-TB

Categories: UncategorizedThe two years of toxic medicines that make up the common course of treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis is so grueling and discouraging, as one Médecins Sans Frontières physician put it, that it causes “teenagers to abandon their ambitions, adults to decide between providing for their family or getting healthy and the elderly to wish for […](Read more…)


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