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Tuberculosis

Davos: An Age-old Resort to Cure 'Bad Breath'

Kari Stoever | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kari Stoever

If the global leaders in Davos don't invest in innovative new tools like TB vaccines, a world without effective antibiotics may be what awaits us. I hope Bono's voice is rested.

Creating a Global Roadmap to End Childhood TB

Stephan Rabimov | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact
Stephan Rabimov

Tuberculosis is not a disease of the past, since more than 5,000 people -- including at least 200 children -- die of TB every day.

Reason to Celebrate in the New Year: $12 Billion to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria

Deborah Derrick | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

The announcement by President Obama that the U.S. will commit $1 for every $2 matched by other donors worldwide -- up to $5 billion -- was further illustration of this leadership.

Top 10 Global Health Moments of 2013

Karl Hofmann | Posted 03.01.2014 | World
Karl Hofmann

Drug-resistant TB, slowing donor funding, new outbreaks of polio and a devastating typhoon showed how easily progress can stall. Amid these challenges emerged a changing global health landscape.

Here I Am: Pledging Conference raises historic 12 billion for Global Fund's work through 2016

Lucy Chesire | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Since July 2012, the Here I Am Campaign has been receiving stories from communities around the world, whose lives have been greatly impacted by the Gl...

Here I Am: Momentum Is On Our Side; It Is Time for Donors to Step Up

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Next week, on December 3rd world leaders will meet in Washington DC for the replenishment conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis an...

Philippines Second Wave: Typhoon TB

Kari Stoever | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Kari Stoever

Infectious diseases often create a second wave of disaster. Lack of shelter and continued bad weather are leading to widespread acute respiratory infections, are becoming the biggest public health threat since the typhoon.

Mobile Mammogram Units, 'Don't Spit' Bumper Stickers, and Maternal Health SMS: Sharing Health Messages with the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Health solutions often exist in the Global South, but the information doesn't get through to marginalized communities because it isn't transmitted in effective or culture-appropriate ways.

Giving Thanks for the Chance to Save Millions of Lives

Deborah Derrick | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

While it's important to feel gratitude for what we've accomplished, it's precisely because of these advancements that we can't put current efforts on cruise control. We've put ourselves on a course where we can save millions of lives every year through targeted global health investments

Here I Am: The Global Fund Is Vital for Communities

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

This past week, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria held an important regional meeting in Lusaka (Zambia) to speak with those most...

Learning from Africa

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

The shared responsibility in African societies where we work with many partners has inspired us in our battles against the dreadful diseases affecting such a tenacious continent. These lessons are critically important as the world launches onto the last stretch in the fight against these diseases.

Here I Am: The Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria - it's personal

Lucy Chesire | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

I'm far from home this week as I'm in Geneva to attend the last Board Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and malaria before the pledging con...

Hospital Might Have Exposed Newborns To Tuberculosis

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.31.2013 | New York

Newborns at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan may have been exposed to tuberculosis, CBS reports, after a maternity ward worker tested posi...

Here I Am: The Global Fund & why Full Replenishment is Essential in the Fight Against TB

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Despite the fact that it is both preventable AND curable, a recent report from the World Health Organization estimates that 1.3 million people died in...

For Millions of People, Hope Lies in the Balance this December

Laurindo Garcia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Laurindo Garcia

I received a text message from a friend today that he's headed to the beach next week; an unexceptional piece of information, except for the fact that last August "going to the beach" was the furthest thing from my his mind.

CDC Guidelines For New Tuberculosis Drug Expand To Benefit More Patients

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Oct 24 (Reuters) - New federal guidelines expand the range of patients who might benefit...

Officials To Spend Extra $120 Million A Year To Wipe Out TB In Kids

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 12.01.2013 | Impact

LONDON -- Health officials are embarking on an ambitious plan to wipe out tuberculosis in children worldwide, even though they don't know exactly how ...

On Ending Childhood Tuberculosis

Desmond Tutu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

It is a sad statement that childhood tuberculosis still kills as many children as it does. But this is an eminently solvable problem. All the world needs is a more aggressive commitment to end the disease.

Strong Leadership By the UK Inspires Us All

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

The UK has displayed remarkable long-term vision with this commitment. Its contribution of £1 billion to the Global Fund for 2014-2016 can allow people in many countries -- from presidents to community organizations to health workers -- to transform their countries by fighting HIV, TB, and malaria.

Here I Am: Historic 1 billion pound pledge from UK a challenge to the world to fully fund the Global Fund

Lucy Chesire | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Yesterday, the UK government made a historic commitment to transforming the lives of the world's poor. It is a signal of its' ambitious intent that i...

Googling PEPFAR

Anthony Amore | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Anthony Amore

There are 18 million Google hits for the search term "twerking." Yes, that abomination of a dance move (at least I think that's what it's supposed to be) made forever infamous via a gratuitous and depraved performance by a former Disney starlet. 18 million.

Together We Can Defeat Three Deadly Diseases

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Women can be agents of change in development and in global health. If we do more for women and girls we can achieve better results.

A Deep Scar in My Heart

World Pulse | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
World Pulse

They say people come and go in our lives, but when she left us, it left a deep scar in my heart. Your memory will live on forever, my dearest sister. Rest in peace.

Pushing to Topple TB for Good

Zsuzsanna Jakab | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Zsuzsanna Jakab

In Europe, tuberculosis (TB) is often considered a disease of the past, what people used to call 'consumption.' But in reality, TB remains with and among us.

How Slum Residents Fight Against Malaria, TB, Dengue Fever and Swine Flu

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

With health care facilities remote or non-existent, medication unavailable or unaffordable, health knowledge shaky, and caregivers in short supply, how can informal communities keep contagion in check?