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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.

A Call for History Makers

Endalkachew Demmisse | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Endalkachew Demmisse

This is my call -- from a poor nation to history makers -- to be the generation who can change the course of history. Let's march mercilessly against TB, HIV and malaria. In an age of vaccines, antibiotics and dramatic scientific progress, these diseases can be brought under control.

President Obama's Budget = History in the Making

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

With this line in his 2014 budget request to Congress, President Obama gave the world the next big shove it needs to control and end AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

Here I Am: Calling for leadership from the BRICS countries

Lucy Chesire | Posted 05.26.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

This week, Durban South Africa has played host to the 5th BRICS Summit which brings together the world's leading emerging economies, Brazil, Russian, ...

HIV and TB: Untangling a Deadly Knot

Michel Sidibé | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Michel Sidibé

It is time to commit the resources and energies needed to go the distance. It will take all of us -- governments, donors, civil society, affected communities, and businesses -- to achieve this goal. We must act now to stop people living with HIV from dying of TB.

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.

Hope at the Epicenter: Overcoming the TB Emergency in Sub-Saharan Africa

Jonathan Smith | Posted 05.22.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Smith

For well over a century, South Africa miners, their families, and communities have been decimated by tuberculosis. But, the current momentum in the region suggests that we may have had good reason to be hopeful.

Moral and Medical Disaster: The Fight Against TB

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Bad drugs, bad strategies, and back to the drawing board on a vaccine. What are we doing wrong?

Here I Am: Reflections on the Year That Was and What Will Be for the Global Fund

Lucy Chesire | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

If 2011 was the year of realizing changes were needed and 2012 was the year those changes were made, 2013 is the critical year of getting funds to put those changes into action.

A World Free of HIV and TB?

Margaret McGlynn | Posted 01.31.2013 | Impact
Margaret McGlynn

Any truly effective response against either disease will have to be comprehensive: one that scales up existing programs for prevention and care while quickly rolling out new biomedical tools and strategies to reduce transmission -- especially vaccines.

Ending AIDS? Not Without Ending Tuberculosis

Dr. Lucica Ditiu | Posted 01.31.2013 | Impact
Dr. Lucica Ditiu

As the world's attention has been fixated on the fight against HIV and AIDS, something ironic and perverse has happened. We have failed to invest enough resources to mount an effective fight against tuberculosis (TB), the number-one killer of people living with HIV.

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.

President Obama and Gov. Romney: What Will You Do About Superbugs?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Kolleen Bouchane

Amongst the bayonets and bravado, there was no discussion about how either candidate would use the office of the president to address the top global health challenges. Neglecting to head off threats from superbugs now will lead to calamitous consequences later.

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...

'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.

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.

Africa Offers New Partnership for Global Health

Michel Sidibé | Posted 09.16.2012 | Impact
Michel Sidibé

When I speak to Africans living with HIV, when I speak to African AIDS activists and when I speak to African leaders fighting AIDS, TB and malaria, they all express a profound gratitude for the global solidarity the world has expressed to them.

Zach Carter

Obama Administration Says 'No' To Global Health Fund For Developing Nations

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

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.

Bill Gates: The Global Fund is "One of the Most Effective Ways We Invest Our Money"

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 03.31.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

We know we can end AIDS. It was a pretty good year and an absolutely astounding decade.

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.