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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.

Drug-Resistant TB At Crisis Levels, WHO Says

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living

(Adds comment from MSF, paras 6 and 7) By Kate Kelland LONDON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Multi drug-resistant tuberculosis rem...

Sunshine State Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

In this blog, we'll learn about women who have been inducted into both the Florida Women's Hall of Fame and the National Women's Hall of Fame -- whose accomplishments have benefited women and life in the Sunshine State.

"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.

Can You Catch It From a Caliph? Ebola, ISIS, and the Politics of Contagion

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

Two potent forces power the Ebola and ISIS epidemics that the media are ignoring. They're (1) breakdown of governing authority, and (2) dissolution of "social capital" -- ties of trust and cooperation that empower individuals, families, and others to forge coalitions and tackle common problems at the community level.

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.

Investing in Health: African Countries Expand Domestic and Innovative Financing

Deborah Derrick | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Though we still have a long way to go, domestic spending increases among African Union nations demonstrate growing political will -- a sign that we are right on track. Most importantly, it sends a strong political message to international donors that their investments are working.

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.

The Global HIV/AIDS Community Can Take a Punch

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

In a community born of suffering, of loss and outrage, the senselessness can sometimes be too much. So it felt when the announcement that possibly more than 100 AIDS activists, researchers and experts had been lost on MH17. But the AIDS community has a long history of mourning by fighting. Taking this punch and getting up to fight harder.

Guns, Cars and Too Much Liberty

Barron H. Lerner | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Barron H. Lerner

As someone who has now personally experienced a tragic, unnecessary death, I worry that the banner of libertarianism too often drowns out rational, middle-of-the road approaches to genuine harms. It is hard to imagine anyone who has lost a relative or dear friend in such a manner to see such innocent deaths as the price of doing business. Indeed, it is downright chilling to suggest this.

Honeybees Protecting Humanity

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Quite simply, humans cannot live without honeybees, yet these remarkably complex creatures can easily exist without our species. Currently, honeybees are dying by the tens of billions around the globe.

Where Has All the Money Gone for Fighting Tuberculosis?

Shelly Batra | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Shelly Batra

In spite of all these efforts, this fully curable disease has become a global pandemic. There are 8 million new cases in the world each year and 1.8 million deaths.

Here's Why Officials Are Taking A TB Patient To Court

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living

A health official in central Illinois has taken the unusual step of seeking a court order against a patient with tuberculosis, citing concerns the man...

TB: Out From the Shadows

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Katherine Marshall

It is reassuring to see a new determination to bring the very modern scourge of TB out of the shadows. But neglecting the real potential for faith engagement in the effort is a mistake. It is an engagement with an ancient history and a modern face, one that can bring out the best that faith communities have to offer.

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...

Our Shared Responsibility: Ending AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 01.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

The 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 was a fitting occasion to mark the progress that has been made towards ending this disease globally and to identify the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

An Ounce of Gold for a Pound of Cure

Kari Stoever | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Kari Stoever

But more than being a precious metal and a hedge against financial apocalypse, the world's gold binge is fueling one of the world's most deadly epidemics -- tuberculosis (TB).

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.

Creating a Global Roadmap to End Childhood TB

Stephan Rabimov | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact
Stephan Rabimov

Tuberculosis is not a disease of the past, since more than 5,000 people -- including at least 200 children -- die of TB every day.

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.

Top 10 Global Health Moments of 2013

Karl Hofmann | Posted 03.01.2014 | World
Karl Hofmann

Drug-resistant TB, slowing donor funding, new outbreaks of polio and a devastating typhoon showed how easily progress can stall. Amid these challenges emerged a changing global health landscape.

Here I Am: Pledging Conference raises historic 12 billion for Global Fund's work through 2016

Lucy Chesire | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Since July 2012, the Here I Am Campaign has been receiving stories from communities around the world, whose lives have been greatly impacted by the Gl...

Here I Am: Momentum Is On Our Side; It Is Time for Donors to Step Up

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Next week, on December 3rd world leaders will meet in Washington DC for the replenishment conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis an...