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Tuberculosis

One Little Girl Beat The Deadliest Form Of Tuberculosis. She Is Very Lucky.

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 03.24.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― When Baltimore resident Arjun kisses his 6-year-old daughter’s forehead, it’s not always just a sign of affection. His daughter, S...

No Time To Lose

Mandeep Dhaliwal | Posted 03.23.2017 | Home
Mandeep Dhaliwal

Every 18 seconds, someone dies of tuberculosis (TB). In the time it takes you read this blog, 12 people will have lost their lives to TB. The 2030 Age...

There Are Now Fewer Tuberculosis Cases In The U.S. Than The CDC Has Ever Measured

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics

The number of U.S. tuberculosis cases in 2016 was the lowest since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began reporting it in 1953, the agen...

WHO Says New Drugs Urgently Needed To Fight 12 'Priority Pathogens'

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.27.2017 | Healthy Living

New antibiotics need to be developed urgently to combat 12 families of bacteria, the World Health Organization said on Monday, describing these “pri...

Speedy TB Treatment Could Combat Drug Resistance

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.26.2017 | Healthy Living

Tuberculosis in mice can be cured much faster than normal by simply tweaking the standard regimen of antibiotics, new research shows. Scientists reduc...

The Business Case For Global Health In The Trump Administration

Chris Collins | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics
Chris Collins

By helping to build more stable and capable partners, global health efforts in turn boost U.S. national security objectives.

UN To Hold A Major Meeting On Tuberculosis, The Top Global Infectious Killer

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics

Advocates in the fight against tuberculosis are celebrating Thursday’s promising announcement that the United Nations General Assembly will hold a h...

Holding My Breath: Life After Being Diagnosed With TB

Dara F. Erck | Posted 11.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Dara F. Erck

I was dedicated to ending TB before I even knew about my infection.

Why Tuberculosis Is So Difficult to Eradicate

Healthline | Posted 10.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Healthline

There is a vaccination that prevents it. There are drugs that can kill it. So, why has tuberculosis been so difficult to eradicate in our modern wor...

The Unnecessary Persistence of Tuberculosis

Sandro Galea | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Sandro Galea

Co-authored by C. Robert Horsburgh Jr. The World Health Organization has just released its annual Global Tuberculosis Report. The report shows that e...

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 01.03.2017 | 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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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.