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

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez | Posted 10.23.2014 | 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.

"The Doctor's Dilemma"

Joseph Cooper | Posted 10.16.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Despite all that bile, the dilemmas portrayed in Shaw's 1906 play might inform some thinking about how we distribute decontamination equipment and intensive-care teams; how we allocate protective gear, bio-containment facilities, isolation rooms, and life-saving vaccines.

Tuberculosis: A Crisis in Eastern Europe and Central Asia That the West Cannot Ignore

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Although new technologies are now available to diagnose TB and test for TB drug susceptibility/resistance, the reality is that less than 50 per cent of the estimated new cases of MDR-TB are diagnosed across the region.

Five Babies In Texas Test Positive For TB After Possible Mass Exposure

Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Five babies have tested positive for tuberculosis infection in El Paso after being at a hospital where hundre...

AIDS 2014: A Week of Heartbreak, Hope, and Renewed Commitment

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 10.11.2014 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

A number of critical gaps remain. For one, as the UNAIDS Gap report highlights, an estimated 19 million of the 35 million people living with HIV/AIDS globally do not know their HIV-positive status.

Decades-old Tools No Match for Today's Drug-resistant TB

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 10.11.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Humanity has lived with, and died from, tuberculosis since recorded history began. The last century brought the hope of ending that tragedy, but success has remained elusive. It's time to make it a reality.

The Missed 3 Million: Reducing the Threat of Tuberculosis Worldwide

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Much more needs to be done to achieve a TB-free world -- one in which children will have to turn to the history books to learn such a disease ever existed.

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...

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.

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.

My Worst Thanksgiving Weekend: 4 Days in Solitary Confinement

Lea Lane | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

On Thanksgiving in 2006 I wound up quarantined in a hospital room the size of a walk-in-closet. The trouble started early on turkey day when I was cl...

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.

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

Commemorating the Alma Ata Declaration

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Last week was a fascinating one. On Monday I delivered a memorial lecture at the City Health 2013 conference in Glasgow in honour of Allison Chesney a...

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...

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...

Drug-Resistant TB Officially a 'Crisis' - Now What?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

TB anywhere is TB everywhere. As an airborne disease that can be spread through the simple of act of coughing, our decision makers have an obligation to heed the evidence and ramp up our slowing fight against an ancient disease, before its control spins out of our grasp.

The Changing Nature of the Eastern European and Central Asian HIV Epidemic

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

It is vital that we remain positive, even in the face of daunting challenges. This means recognizing progress where it is happening, having faith in the wonderful people of the region, and remaining confident that, if they do what needs to be done, their fight against AIDS can ultimately be won.

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 ...

Britain Donates To $1.6 Billion To End 3 Big Killers

AP | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- Britain has announced that it is giving 1 billion pounds, or $1.6 billion, to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malari...

Together We Can Defeat Three Deadly Diseases

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Women can be agents of change in development and in global health. If we do more for women and girls we can achieve better results.

Fighting These 3 Big Killers Is Possible..If We Had $15 Billion: Experts

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact

* Public-private Global Fund fights AIDS, TB and malaria * Donors due to meet in late 2013 to replenish funds * Fund dir...

Can This Generation Deal A Death Blow To AIDS, Malaria And TB?

Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact

The planet has never been closer to defeating AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. The Global Fund -- the Geneva-based financing organization leading the f...

Making a Difference in Africa

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

As we gather in Yokohama this week for the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, I'd like to take a moment and reflect on how far we have come.