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World Tuberculosis Day

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.

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.

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.

My Four-year Battle with Tuberculosis

Natalie Skipper | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Natalie Skipper

I was home alone one morning in March when my nurse called with devastating news: I had tuberculosis. I quickly sank to my knees. I couldn't believe it -- there had to be some sort of mistake.

Harnessing New Technologies to Tackle an Old Disease

Dr. Yanis Ben Amor | Posted 05.23.2013 | Impact
Dr. Yanis Ben Amor

Though more than 3,500 people worldwide died of TB today, you won't see it reported in headlines of any major American newspaper. Neither will you see that March 24 is World TB Day simply because for many Americans it is a disease that doesn't hit home, but this could quickly change.

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.

New Technology Can Save Lives From an Ancient Disease

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Philippe Douste-Blazy

Created in 2006, UNITAID is largely financed by a small tax on airline tickets and last year invested $30 million to roll out a new rapid test for tuberculosis, known as GeneXpert.

Can Malaria, TB, and HIV Deaths Be Eliminated?

Posted 01.23.2013 | Impact

Picture this: A world where virtually no child is born with HIV, or where no death is caused by a mosquito bite or by tuberculosis. As unrealistic as ...

What You Can Do To Fight For Global Health

Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact

If you've clicked here, you may have already viewed our wall of portraits, a collection of global citizens aligned to fight diseases that we can beat,...

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.

Who Is Affected By Tuberculosis In America?

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This World Tuberculosis Day, a day aimed at raising public awareness about the disease, there's cause for celebration -- in the U.S., at least. TB,...

Diagnostics Offer New Hope For Treating TB

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

In 2009, TB killed an estimated 1.7 million people. Many didn't know they had it; hundreds of thousands had drug-resistant infection, which is difficult to detect accurately.

March 24 Is World Tuberculosis Day

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Amon

One-third of the world's population has been infected. In 2008, there were more than nine million new cases -- about three million more than two decades ago. Why isn't TB going away?

World Tuberculosis Day: Help The 9 Million That Get Sick Each Year

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Most Americans do not live in fear of contracting tuberculosis (TB). Every four years or so, our doctors prick our forearms to test for TB, but most o...