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Health Efforts a Keystone in Rebuilding Burma

Deborah Derrick | Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

There is still a lot of work to be done in Burma. But with a healthy foundation, and with continued strong support from the U.S., it can move toward building a stronger and more just society.

Officials: 8 Infants Exposed To TB At CA Hospital

SFGate | FENIT NIRAPPIL, Associated Press | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Eight infants were exposed to tuberculosis at the neonatal intensive care unit of a Sacramento hospital, but health officials sa...

IGNITEgood Millennial Impact Challenge (VIDEO)

Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact

Introducing the IGNITEgood Millennial Impact Challenge, in partnership with The Huffington Post. You could win $10,000 for your service idea -- an...

Eight Infants Exposed To Tuberculosis At California Hospital

AP | FENIT NIRAPPIL | Posted 11.12.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Eight infants were exposed to tuberculosis at the neonatal intensive care unit of a Sacramento hospital, but health officials said Tu...

'Virtually Untreatable Tuberculosis'

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 10.31.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

An international team led by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published new data on Thursday showing that an epidemic of completely drug-resistant, airborne disease is creeping steadily toward us.

Alarming Levels Of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Found Worldwide

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living

* Eight country study finds high rates of drug resistance * Resistant strains more costly to treat, often more fatal * A...

Headed In The Right Direction: The Lifesaving Impact Of U.S. Global Health Investments

Deborah Derrick | Posted 08.13.2012 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Speaking to patients, community health workers, and the Minister of Health, she called the center "a model not only for Uganda, but for all of Africa, indeed for the world." Her remarks came midway through a whirlwind nine-country, eleven-day tour of Africa.

They Go to Die

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.30.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Mr. and Mrs. Mkoko are one of four families in the film They Go to Die -- Mr. Mkoko, who was present at the screening, is the only one of four miners who has survived the hardships resulting from his time in the mines.

Report: Florida's Infected Were To Sent To Live In Roadside Motel

Posted 07.30.2012 | Miami

Florida lawmakers were outraged to learn that as they voted to close A.G. Holley, the state's only Tuberculosis hospital, the CDC was in Florida inves...

Let's Learn From HIV Activists How to Achieve Zero Tuberculosis Deaths

Salmaan Keshavjee | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Salmaan Keshavjee

As someone who has been fighting another deadly scourge, tuberculosis (TB), for more than 15 years, I find myself wondering: what can we learn from HIV activists?

We Can End AIDS Redux

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Attending the opening session of the 19th International AIDS Conference was worth it. For two reasons (not including Sharon Stone). First, I got to hear what was said, and then more importantly, I got to hear what wasn't.

We Can End AIDS

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.20.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Ending the suffering from AIDS is possible in our lifetime. To know it's possible, one need only to see how the investment and the life-saving treatments and drugs that followed it have stalled a once booming coffin making business in Southern Africa.

A Life With TB And HIV

Chrysula Winegar | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact
Chrysula Winegar

Many people think tuberculosis is a "poor man's disease" and that those who are infected with tuberculosis must also have HIV. For Alice this was true, but it is certainly not always the case.

Weekends Are for Conference Calls -- Right?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Once a month, REF 'super activists' from around the U.S. get together and hear from leaders in health, policy and development.

State Respond To TB Cover-Up Allegations; Lawmakers Outraged

Posted 07.11.2012 | Miami

State officials are fighting back after it was revealed that they closed Florida's only tuberculosis hospital three months after receiving a Center fo...

Has Rick Scott Made A Public Health Crisis Even Worse?

Posted 07.30.2012 | Miami

In a March austerity measure, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and state representatives voted to close A.G. Holley State Hospital in Palm Beach County, the st...

New G20 Austerity Measures Required To Address Tuberculosis

Kari Stoever | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
Kari Stoever

Tuberculosis is a political disease. And like many neglected infectious diseases, it won't stay silent for long.

Zach Carter

Obama Administration Says 'No' To Global Health Fund For Developing Nations | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has alarmed global health experts by opposing a new international fund that would fight disease in the developi...

Health Officials Testing 35 Babies For TB Exposure

AP | MARCUS WOHLSEN | Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents

SAN FRANCISCO — A person with an active case of tuberculosis who visited two Northern California neonatal intensive care units had a valid reaso...

Access to Technology Saves Lives

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Kolleen Bouchane

More people die from TB today than ever before -- 1.4 million people each year, according to the World Health Organization. Part of the reason is that TB is still diagnosed in most parts of the world using a method invented in the late 19th century.

World Tuberculosis Day -- Do We Really Need It?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Is apathy and the financial crisis what stand between us and the saving the lives of people who lack access to basic prevention and treatment?

No One Should Die Of Tuberculosis In The 21st Century

Salmaan Keshavjee | Posted 05.24.2012 | Impact
Salmaan Keshavjee

"How unromantic it is to die of tuberculosis in the twenty-first century?"

World Tuberculosis Day 2012: Stopping Tuberculosis in Our Lifetimes

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

In order to ensure that new tools are developed and today's treatments are provided, governments must prioritize tuberculosis as a public health priority and close the projected gaps in domestic and international funding.

World TB Day 2012: Ensuring a Treatable Disease Is Actually Treatable

David Greeley | Posted 05.24.2012 | Impact
David Greeley

Our most daunting global health crisis is a pernicious, wasting disease that can be spread by a simple cough or sneeze and has been infecting humans since 4,000 B.C.

Is This The Root Of India's Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis?

AP | MUNEEZA NAQVI | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living

NEW DELHI — India's inadequate government-run tuberculosis treatment programs and a lack of regulation of the sale of drugs that fight the disea...