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Tuberculosis

Honeybees Protecting Humanity

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Quite simply, humans cannot live without honeybees, yet these remarkably complex creatures can easily exist without our species. Currently, honeybees are dying by the tens of billions around the globe.

Where Has All the Money Gone for Fighting Tuberculosis?

Shelly Batra | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Shelly Batra

In spite of all these efforts, this fully curable disease has become a global pandemic. There are 8 million new cases in the world each year and 1.8 million deaths.

Here's Why Officials Are Taking A TB Patient To Court

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living

A health official in central Illinois has taken the unusual step of seeking a court order against a patient with tuberculosis, citing concerns the man...

TB: Out From the Shadows

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Katherine Marshall

It is reassuring to see a new determination to bring the very modern scourge of TB out of the shadows. But neglecting the real potential for faith engagement in the effort is a mistake. It is an engagement with an ancient history and a modern face, one that can bring out the best that faith communities have to offer.

As Many As 1 Million Kids Infected With Tuberculosis Each Year, Double Previous Estimates: Study

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, March 23 (Reuters) - As many as 32,000 children worldwide become sick each year with a drug-resistant "s...

Our Shared Responsibility: Ending AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 01.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

The 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 was a fitting occasion to mark the progress that has been made towards ending this disease globally and to identify the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

An Ounce of Gold for a Pound of Cure

Kari Stoever | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Kari Stoever

But more than being a precious metal and a hedge against financial apocalypse, the world's gold binge is fueling one of the world's most deadly epidemics -- tuberculosis (TB).

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.