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Lessons from Multidrug-Resistant TB on How Evidence can Catalyse Policy Change

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez

We need to increase financial commitment by both the public and the private sectors and strengthen the provision of high-quality TB care by all providers to accelerate TB control today.

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.

Being A Tuberculosis Physician: Struggles, Challenges And Hopes

Dr. Jayant Banavaliker | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jayant Banavaliker

In a rural area outside Delhi, the father of a young girl with tuberculosis came to me, "Doctor, just give me the medicines. I will give the drugs to ...

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.

Here I Am: A Kenyan Story of Hope in the Face of Drug-resistant TB

Lucy Chesire | Posted 02.05.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Edward is lucky to have been diagnosed in time; the most common methods for testing drug resistance can take between six and 16 weeks. Luck shouldn't have anything to do with it: Many patients lose their lives before it is even known that they have drug-resistant TB.

Here I Am: Leading the Fight Against Tuberculosis

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

This week donors are meeting to discuss the Global Fund's progress in fighting the three killer diseases: AIDS, TB and malaria. Looking at the future, one thing is clear: we need sufficient funds and we need to spend them right.

'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.

Totally Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 03.24.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

We need to get ahead of drug-resistant tuberculosis. This means detecting TB early, testing for drug resistance and providing appropriate treatment in both the public and private sectors.

Got Outrage? We Do, and We Are Ready to Share

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 01.08.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

I feel outrage everyday. I think of the stories I know about those who have lived with and died from tuberculosis and I feel truly deeply irreparably angry.

Vuvuzela: Going Viral to Save Lives

Kari Stoever | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kari Stoever

The vuvuzela is quickly becoming the world's first viral instrument. I recommend we make it the international instrument of solidarity to prevent deaths from HIV/AIDS and TB.

Zambia's TB-ridden prisons

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Amon

Multi-drug-resistant TB is being incubated in Zambia's prisons, amid conditions that violate international human rights law. This commentary first ap...

South Africa Battles Deadly New Tuberculosis

GlobalPost.com | Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TUGELA FERRY, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa -- Two health workers trudge up a steep, rocky hill carrying a blue cooler full of freezer packs ...