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Tuberculosis

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 ...

On Ending Childhood Tuberculosis

Desmond Tutu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

It is a sad statement that childhood tuberculosis still kills as many children as it does. But this is an eminently solvable problem. All the world needs is a more aggressive commitment to end the disease.

Strong Leadership By the UK Inspires Us All

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

The UK has displayed remarkable long-term vision with this commitment. Its contribution of £1 billion to the Global Fund for 2014-2016 can allow people in many countries -- from presidents to community organizations to health workers -- to transform their countries by fighting HIV, TB, and malaria.

Here I Am: Historic 1 billion pound pledge from UK a challenge to the world to fully fund the Global Fund

Lucy Chesire | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Yesterday, the UK government made a historic commitment to transforming the lives of the world's poor. It is a signal of its' ambitious intent that i...

Googling PEPFAR

Anthony Amore | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Anthony Amore

There are 18 million Google hits for the search term "twerking." Yes, that abomination of a dance move (at least I think that's what it's supposed to be) made forever infamous via a gratuitous and depraved performance by a former Disney starlet. 18 million.

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.

A Deep Scar in My Heart

World Pulse | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
World Pulse

They say people come and go in our lives, but when she left us, it left a deep scar in my heart. Your memory will live on forever, my dearest sister. Rest in peace.

Pushing to Topple TB for Good

Zsuzsanna Jakab | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Zsuzsanna Jakab

In Europe, tuberculosis (TB) is often considered a disease of the past, what people used to call 'consumption.' But in reality, TB remains with and among us.

How Slum Residents Fight Against Malaria, TB, Dengue Fever and Swine Flu

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

With health care facilities remote or non-existent, medication unavailable or unaffordable, health knowledge shaky, and caregivers in short supply, how can informal communities keep contagion in check?

Here I Am: In Abuja, calling on African leaders to re-dedicate and re-invest in fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria

Lucy Chesire | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

In the coming days, African leaders, civil society representatives, bureaucrats, academics and healthcare professionals will begin to arrive in Abuja ...

Three Deadly Diseases, One Common Cause

Melinda Gates | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Melinda Gates

When Germany and other wealthy nations came together to create the Global Fund a decade ago, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria were leading causes of death in developing countries. But world leaders recognized that they could make dramatic gains against these three diseases.

An Opportunity to Link Arms, and Resources, on the Path to $15 Billion

Deborah Derrick | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Imagine the benefits that the end of these diseases would bring: more healthy mothers and children, an increased number of productive workers, greater global economic growth, and a safer, more stable world for all of us.

Better Health, Better Human Rights

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

No entire country, or entire population, is at the same risk of contracting infectious diseases. Many diseases disproportionately affect the groups of people who get left behind, because they are criminalized and at the margins of society.

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 ...

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.

The 50th Anniversary of the AU: Time to Recommit to the Promises of Abuja

Endalkachew Demmisse | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Endalkachew Demmisse

The past decade has seen remarkable transformations across the African continent--an expression of hard earned progress and promise even in the midst of a global financial crisis.

Behind the Revolution of Diagnosis That Led to the HIV Miracle Baby...and More

Cheryl Contee | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Cheryl Contee

UNITAID is a small but scrappy group based within the World Health Organization that is applying 21st century solutions to age-old problems using a 1-2 punch of innovative financing and futuristic technology.

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.

HERE I AM: At the tipping point in the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Lucy Chesire | Posted 06.09.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Although the Here I Am campaign launched last year, this week has been a momentous week in Global Fund advocacy. In Brussels, the Global Fund gathere...

Changing the Course of History With $15 Billion

Joyce Banda | Posted 06.09.2013 | Impact
Joyce Banda

Today I am blessed to be the president of a country filled with people who share my desire for a better Malawi and a better Africa, but we cannot do it alone. Today I stand proudly next to the Global Fund, its partners, and my fellow Africans with a promise.

Do You Have TB?

Ray Chambers | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Ray Chambers

A little over a week ago, March 24, was World TB Day. While many more efforts were made this year than ever before to put TB on the map, it went unnoticed by much of the world. That is a pity.

Better Than Ever, Together

Deborah Derrick | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

The PEPFAR Blueprint; the Global Fund's new funding model; the IOM report: all are illustrations of the respective organizations' commitment to the constant evolution required to most effectively save lives.

Tuberculosis and Major Pandemics Remain a Critical Challenge to Development

Pascal Canfin | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact
Pascal Canfin

TB, like the other major pandemics, remains a crucial challenge for development. The ever-growing number of multidrug-resistant cases reminds us that this pandemic is still a major international health threat, and that much still remains to be done to combat this scourge.

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.