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World Tb Day

Keeping Up the Momentum to Control TB

Dr. Timothy Mastro | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Dr. Timothy Mastro

The time is now to continue to make smart investments in TB and HIV control. This concerted effort will strengthen health systems and go a long way to address the basic needs of people living throughout the world.

How People of Faith Can Help End TB

Rev. Nicholas Benghu | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Rev. Nicholas Benghu

I believe in the transformative power of people of faith, working together through places of worship, to help turn the tide against TB in South Africa and elsewhere around the world.

Tuberculosis Made Me Blind, But We Can Make Sure No One Else Needs to Suffer Like I Did

Louie Zepeda-Teng | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Louie Zepeda-Teng

I've been blind for 9 years because of tuberculosis. I lost my sight, my budding career in architecture, many of my friends and huge part of what I used to do in this life. I still dream that one day, I'll be able to see my 3-year old daughter.

CDC Media Statement on World TB Day 2016

Dr. Shannon Hader, MD, MPH | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Hader, MD, MPH

But CDC - or any other single institution - can't do it alone. It will take us all - civil society, the private sector, government and international partners - working together to Unite to End TB.

NIH Statement on World Tuberculosis Day

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day 2016, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), reaffirms its commitment to researching ways to better understand, prevent, diagnose and treat TB.

The Goal of Ending TB is Within our Reach

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead U.S. Government agency for international TB care, is working closely with the global TB community to expand and improve the quality of TB diagnosis, care, and treatment programs aimed at reducing TB-related mortality and preventing the development of drug-resistant TB.

Tuberculosis Cases Rise In The U.S. For The First Time In 23 Years

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics

The number of tuberculosis cases in the United States increased last year, the first time they've risen since 1992, the Centers for Disease Control an...

This Disease Can Still Get You Quarantined For Months -- And It's On The Rise

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 03.26.2016 | Politics

In August 2014, Kate O’Brien, a 34-year-old media producer from Brooklyn, found out she was expecting her second child. She was ecstatic. But this ...

Do or Die: Six Reasons Why it's Critical to Invest in the Deadliest Disease You Probably Never Think About

Dara F. Erck | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Dara F. Erck

Today is World TB Day - and it's important to understand the impact of this global epidemic to encourage the political will and world interest to bring it to an end.

Leadership Needed to End an Epidemic

Dr Paula Fujiwara | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr Paula Fujiwara

It is time to look for leadership beyond Mr. Obama. So far, none of this year's presidential candidates have issued a proposal for keeping the public safe from dangerous outbreaks and epidemics like MDR-TB.

UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

A giant ribbon will not hang in front of the White House. No marches will be held. The lights on the Empire State building will not shine a special color. Instead, March 24th - World TB Day -is just like most any other day. Little attention will be paid to the fact that tuberculosis is now the number one infectious disease killer in the world.

He Looks At Tuberculosis Death Toll And Wonders Why You're Not Worried

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics

Aaron Motsoaledi is tired of delivering the same spiel over and over again. No matter how many times the charismatic health minister of South Africa s...

TB: Researchers Look for New Tools to Fight Ancient Foe

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 03.24.2016 | Science
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient disease that has afflicted humans since the dawn of civilization and remains very much with us even now. In fact, more people will probably die from TB in 2016 than from any other single infectious disease, with HIV a close second.

My Apology and a Call to Action on MDR-TB

Randall Reves, MD, MSc | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Randall Reves, MD, MSc

I have erred in spending nearly three decades in what I see now as the "TB rut:" 1. Failing to imagine far better tools for diagnosis and treatment, 2. Allowing immediate cost issues to overwhelm the potential and real benefits of better treatment, and 3. Failing to engage patients and communities in TB elimination efforts.

'Make it Stop': The Tender Casualties of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Jennifer Furin, MD., PhD | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
 Jennifer Furin, MD., PhD

World TB Day becomes a façade if the events that mark it are not tied to specific actions. The children affected by DR-TB have given us a clear mandate to which we should all pledge ourselves on this commemorative day: make it stop.

139 Days of Isolation: What It's Like Living With Tuberculosis

Tenzin Kunor | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Kunor

Every time I reflect on my experience with TB I, without hesitation, think about the wonderful people in my life and feel a great sense of gratitude. My loved ones have relentlessly supported me and have always, always tried to shield and comfort me from struggle and suffering

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: Paul Farmer on Today's Tuberculosis Emergency and Our Path to Saving Millions of Lives

Ray Chambers | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Ray Chambers

Today is World TB Day, and this year's focus is on finding and treating the 3 million people with active TB who are missed by public health systems.

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...

Here I Am: Voices From the Fight Against Tuberculosis

Lucy Chesire | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

While many will mark World TB Day this coming Sunday the 24th, it's not really a day for celebration. It's hard to celebrate something that still kills close to 1.5 million people each year in the 21st century despite the fact that everyone could have been treated or cured.

Should We Celebrate World TB Day? I'll Tell You in 1000 Days

Dr. Lucica Ditiu | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact
Dr. Lucica Ditiu

On the one hand, there is much progress to be proud of. But across the world we are also seeing the symptoms of years of underinvestment and insufficient action in the fight against TB.

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.