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1.8 Million People Died From TB – It’s Time To Turn The Tide

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 10.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

TB is officially the stepchild of infectious diseases and we must take action now to turn the tide. It defies logic that a curable disease kills more ...

Two Women, One Drug: A Failure Of Compassion In The Global Response To Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Jennifer Furin, MD., PhD | Posted 10.13.2016 | Healthy Living
 Jennifer Furin, MD., PhD

Fatima and Asa, two women in their early thirties, might never have met if life had been more kind to them both. Asa was finishing nursing school whil...

4 Things We Need To Do To Win The Fight Against TB.

Dr. Lucica Ditiu | Posted 10.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lucica Ditiu

What is happening with TB? How did we end up in this situation? Many people think we defeated TB long ago, but this epidemic is much worse than we t...

Why Is Multidrug-Resistant TB A Health Security Threat?

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez | Posted 10.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez

“Antimicrobial resistance poses a fundamental, long-term threat to human health.” Ominous opening words from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at t...

An Entirely Curable Disease Is A Top 10 Killer Around The World

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 10.15.2016 | Politics

Tuberculosis, a curable airborne disease, is back on the list of the top 10 causes of death globally, the World Health Organization announced Thursday...

Healthcare for migrants is a challenge. Plugging the knowledge-gap helps

The Conversation Africa | Posted 10.02.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Carren Ginsburg, University of the Witwatersrand; Mark A. Collinson, University of the Witwatersrand, and Philippe Bocquier, Université Catholique de...

Launching Renewed Determination to End the Major Infectious Disease Killers

Chris Collins | Posted 09.30.2016 | Impact
Chris Collins

The Replenishment launch for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) was a success -- in funding and more.

The End Game - Eliminating Tuberculosis In America

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 09.27.2016 | Impact
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

While TB no longer takes the toll on Americans that it once did, until the disease is eliminated, it still holds the potential to seriously impact thousands of lives and total millions or even billions in healthcare and societal costs over time.

Retro Disease Fighting Posters Make Public Health Cool Again

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living

While Zika virus dominates the headlines, the Center for Infectious Disease Research’s jazzy new poster series is here to remind us that “old news...

Human Vs. Pathogen: The Art Of Battling Infectious Disease

John Aitchison | Posted 09.06.2016 | Science
John Aitchison

Today, science is propelling new discoveries every day that hold the potential to save lives. We know the great influence we can have when more of us pay attention and raise our voice.

Why It's Still Worth Getting the Flu Vaccine This Year

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.11.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Sibongile Walaza, University of the Witwatersrand Influenza, more commonly known as flu, kills between 6,000 and 11,000 South Africans every year. Ab...

Technology: Killer or Savior?

Shelly Batra | Posted 06.01.2016 | Technology
Shelly Batra

Technology is a two edged sword. It is up to humans to decide what they will do with it. We can use it for the betterment of mankind, or we can use it...

Overcoming Challenges in Global Health

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Partners in global health have made tremendous progress in the last decade in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. By working together and involving people affected by the diseases, civil society, the private sector and governments, we have seen progress way beyond what seemed possible only a few years ago.

African scientists make headway in grasping persistent TB bacteria

The Conversation Africa | Posted 05.16.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Jomien Mouton, Stellenbosch University and Samantha Sampson, Stellenbosch University The arrival of drug-resistant tuberculosis has significantly com...

Tackle TB to Reduce Maternal Deaths: No Time for Complacency

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 05.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

We must establish integrated health systems that address all of the health needs of mothers and their children. Only then, can we begin to say that we are delivering real results for women in need across the globe.

A Turning Point in the Battle Against Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez | Posted 05.12.2016 | World
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez

It should not be a surprise that the long treatment journey for MDR-TB makes it difficult for patients to continue to successful completion. One in five patients currently interrupts their treatment or are lost to follow up in health services, while for one in ten patients treatment fails.

The Best of America, Part III: The 2016 Election and Bipartisan U.S. Leadership on Global Health

Deborah Derrick | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

U.S. investments in global health and HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria have held steady in recent years despite overall discretionary funding cuts. Simply put, investing in global health is the right and moral thing to do.

The Best of America: Part II

Deborah Derrick | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

This is the second in a three-part series on U.S.-led successes in global health. This post focuses on a question recently posed to me: What game-chan...

These Rats Can Detect Tuberculosis With Almost 100% Accuracy

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact

DAR ES SALAAM, March 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scientists in East Africa plan to exploit trained rats' highly developed sense of smell to carr...

HIV/AIDS Advocates Can 'Unite to End TB' for Common Goals

Jennifer Sherwood | Posted 03.28.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Sherwood

Last week we observed World TB Day with the theme "Unite to End TB." HIV/AIDS and TB researchers, scientists and advocates once came together to solve the riddles of co-infection. As a global health community, we now have another opportunity to unite around global goals to build better health systems and eliminate the most dangerous infectious diseases of our time.

How People of Faith Can Help End TB

Rev. Nicholas Benghu | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Rev. Nicholas Benghu

I believe in the transformative power of people of faith, working together through places of worship, to help turn the tide against TB in South Africa and elsewhere around the world.

Tuberculosis Made Me Blind, But We Can Make Sure No One Else Needs to Suffer Like I Did

Louie Zepeda-Teng | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Louie Zepeda-Teng

I've been blind for 9 years because of tuberculosis. I lost my sight, my budding career in architecture, many of my friends and huge part of what I used to do in this life. I still dream that one day, I'll be able to see my 3-year old daughter.

CDC Media Statement on World TB Day 2016

Dr. Shannon Hader, MD, MPH | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Hader, MD, MPH

But CDC - or any other single institution - can't do it alone. It will take us all - civil society, the private sector, government and international partners - working together to Unite to End TB.

NIH Statement on World Tuberculosis Day

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day 2016, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), reaffirms its commitment to researching ways to better understand, prevent, diagnose and treat TB.

The Goal of Ending TB is Within our Reach

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead U.S. Government agency for international TB care, is working closely with the global TB community to expand and improve the quality of TB diagnosis, care, and treatment programs aimed at reducing TB-related mortality and preventing the development of drug-resistant TB.