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Tuberculosis

Obama Proposes Less Money To Fight World's Top Infectious Killer

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than two months after unveiling a plan to fight multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, President Barack Obama has proposed cutting...

In Alabama's Poorest County, Tuberculosis Is Far From Eradicated

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

MARION, Ala. (AP) -- Tuberculosis, a global scourge, has mostly been eradicated in the United States, but minorities and poor people who lack regular...

Innovation Can Save Lives

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 01.21.2016 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Innovation comes in many forms, from brilliant technology breakthroughs in Silicon Valley to less flashy advances like a simpler way to deliver essential products. In many cases, even a low-tech innovation can improve health care in a life-changing way. All you need is a new perspective on an old problem.

Obama Emphasizes Malaria In State of the Union, But Not This Way Deadlier Disease

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama highlighted the U.S.'s ability to stop malaria and HIV/AIDS in tonight's State of the Union, but left out tuberculosis less th...

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.

5 Old-Time Diseases That Are Making a Comeback

Health.com | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

By Michael Gollust Measles, tuberculosis... bubonic plague?! If headlines about old-time diseases on the comeback have you worried, you're not alone....

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...

Top Global Health Milestones in 2015 (plus an Honorable Mention)

Karl Hofmann | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Karl Hofmann

As this year closes, it offers an opportunity to reflect on how far we've come and the work yet to be done. Global health gains in the third mille...

The Africa We Want

Uhuru Kenyatta | Posted 01.11.2016 | Impact
Uhuru Kenyatta

This past September, as I joined fellow leaders and global citizens at the UN, I was confronted by a brave fellow Kenyan. He challenged his leaders to make HIV treatment available to all who need it and to address the stigma too many people living with the disease face every day of their lives.

We Are in This Boat Together

Dr. Mustapha Kaloko | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
Dr. Mustapha Kaloko

Of course, we cannot prevent the emergence of another Ebola-like virus. But we can prepare for it. This is not only the right thing to do, it also makes the best financial sense.

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, w...

Infectious Diseases Are More Closely Linked to Sex and Gender Than We Think

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

Differences in infectious diseases between women and men are commonly thought to develop from lifestyle choices ranging from food choices, day-to-day activities, type of occupation, choosing to smoke, or even whether you choose to see a medical professional when you get sick.

Tuberculosis Causes As Many Global Deaths As HIV/AIDS, WHO Finds

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

Tuberculosis has joined HIV/AIDS as the top infectious disease killer on the planet, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday. TB killed 1.5...

This Disease Could Kill 75 Million People By 2050, And You've Likely Never Heard Of It

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

Nora Rodriguez could not shake her cough. The 51-year-old Denver teacher had noticed herself slowing down, unable to chase after her grandkids. Climb...

'Is Mommy Okay?'

Kristie Stumpf Rork | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristie Stumpf Rork

Luckily, there are vaccines that prevent these viruses, and many others, from destroying our children. Vaccines that keep our families safe and intact. So no parent has to worry about whether their child will die, or worse, be permanently disabled by a preventable disease.

Waiting for the White House Plan on Tuberculosis

Lee Reichman | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Lee Reichman

18 cases of XDR-TB have occurred in the U..S since 2008. However, much more common is multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB), a strain very nearly as bad as XDR-TB, with an average global treatment success rate of just 48 percent and requiring a similarly toxic regimen.

Why Every Dollar Counts for Global Health

Deborah Derrick | Posted 09.22.2015 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Every dollar in the 2016 replenishment will count in the Global Fund's efforts to create a healthy environment, which in turn will serve as a building block for so many other improvements to our society.

17. Million. Lives.

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Many more lives are still at risk. We must seize the momentum, embrace ambition and move faster to end HIV, TB and malaria as epidemics.

The Next Phase of an American Legacy: John Kerry, Global Health and Financing for Development

Deborah Derrick | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

This week's Financing for Development (FfD) Conference - a major gathering to advance the post-2015 development agenda - will be critical in deciding how the world's governments and private sector and civil society partners will contribute to international development in the future.

Will Development Financing Finally Level the Playing Field for Women and Girls?

Françoise Girard | Posted 07.13.2015 | World
Françoise Girard

Many governments still do not see the need to allocate or increase resources for efforts that would strengthen health systems to reduce maternal mortality, address violence against women, ensure access to sexual and reproductive health care, and end child marriage. In fact, these areas should be priorities if we are to achieve sustainable development for generations to come.

Mumbai Considers The Most Shameful Punishment For Public Spitters

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.17.2015 | World

In a bid to reduce the spread of disease, the Indian state of Maharashtra may institute a new punishment for public spitting: sweeping the corridors o...

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 ...

Partnering Across Public and Private Sectors to Beat TB in India

Gopi Gopalakrishnan | Posted 05.23.2015 | Impact
Gopi Gopalakrishnan

Every year, nine million people contract tuberculosis (TB). If it takes you five minutes to read this article, 81 people will have contracted TB by the time you finish.

In Conversation: Ambassador Eric Goosby Readies for the Fight to Defeat Tuberculosis

Ray Chambers | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Ray Chambers

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Ambassador Eric Goosby as the Special Envoy for Tuberculosis. In anticipation of World Tuberculosis Day on March 24th, I reached out to Dr. Goosby to discuss his vision for raising the profile of TB.

Tuberculosis Outbreak At Kansas High School Infects 27

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Twenty-seven people tested positive for tuberculosis infection at Olathe Northwest High School in Olathe, Kansas on Mar. 18, after a single case of tu...