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Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis

2015 in Review: Commemorating a Year of Key Global Health Achievements

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez | Posted 01.10.2016 | World
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez

Globally, 2015 will be viewed as a turning point for international development. In September, world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly to adopt a set of updated targets -- the Sustainable Development Goals -- to guide development efforts over the next 15 years.

CDC Director Calls It 'Shameful' This Curable Disease Still Kills Millions

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

For Dr. Tom Frieden, the fight against tuberculosis is personal. He dedicated years of his life combatting the spread of tuberculosis and its more dan...

White House Releases Plan To Fight Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics

The Obama administration unveiled a long-awaited plan to combat the growing threat of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a deadly strain of the number ...

Only 3 Congressmen Showed For A Hearing On The World's No. 1 Infectious Killer

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was there. Dr. Eric Goosby, the United Nations envoy for tuberculosis, wa...

The Scary Truth About How We're Handling Superbugs

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Antibiotic resistance is a growing global problem. As infectious bacteria evolve, growing stronger than the medications used to fight them, people are...

Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Could Kill 75 Million Over The Next 35 Years

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2015 | Healthy Living

By Astrid Zweynert LONDON, March 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Over the next 35 years, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis will kill ...

Poor Diagnosis Driving Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Around The World: WHO

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) - Half a million people fell sick with dangerous superbug...

Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Drug Backed By FDA Panel

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living

By Ransdell Pierson Nov 28 (Reuters) - An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday voted that an experimen...

'Virtually Untreatable Tuberculosis'

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 10.31.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

An international team led by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published new data on Thursday showing that an epidemic of completely drug-resistant, airborne disease is creeping steadily toward us.

Funding Cut as Record Rates of Drug-Resistant TB Reported

Joanne Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joanne Carter

While Senators Obama, Biden, and Clinton all voted for the Lantos-Hyde plan to ramp up the fight against TB, now, they have not prioritized investment commensurate with the scale of devastation of this disease.