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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.

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.

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.

Should We Celebrate World TB Day? I'll Tell You in 1000 Days

Dr. Lucica Ditiu | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact
Dr. Lucica Ditiu

On the one hand, there is much progress to be proud of. But across the world we are also seeing the symptoms of years of underinvestment and insufficient action in the fight against TB.

New Technology Can Save Lives From an Ancient Disease

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Philippe Douste-Blazy

Created in 2006, UNITAID is largely financed by a small tax on airline tickets and last year invested $30 million to roll out a new rapid test for tuberculosis, known as GeneXpert.

A White Wind Blew

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 05.13.2013 | Books
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

Author James Markert grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and was intrigued by the Waverly Hills Sanatorium, a tuberculosis hospital with the highest rate of TB in the country, at a very young age.

Partnerships That Pay Off

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

We know that if we work together, with shared responsibility, with clear mission focus and with passion and compassion as global health citizens we can completely control these maladies.

The Global Fund Needs Japan Now More Than Ever

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

We have a historic opportunity to get HIV, tuberculosis and malaria under control. We are immensely grateful to the Japanese people for the role they have played towards this end.

UN Appoints Special Envoy For Health MDGs

Posted 03.01.2013 | Impact

Ray Chambers was appointed today by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as the Special Envoy for Financing of the Health Related Millennium Development G...

That Cough Could Be Deadly, Especially If You're Homeless

Joel John Roberts | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

I wonder what it would take to get this nation's attention directed toward helping its people who are homeless? Definitely not the rampant baseball bat beatings of people who are homeless. This has been going on for years, without much outrage.

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?

Lance Gould

In Davos, Germany Donates 1 Billion Euros To The Global Fund

HuffingtonPost.com | Lance Gould | Posted 01.24.2013 | Impact

Germany announced on Thursday that it will increase its overall financial contribution to The Global Fund to 1 billion Euros. The Global Fund is the G...

Keep Pushing: Join the Campaign to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

Last September, the Huffington Post, together with the Global Fund, launched The Big Push campaign, seeking to build on the great progress that has been made in recent years fighting AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. And to keep the spotlight on what is possible, HuffPost's front page is featuring photos of those who have joined the campaign. Please join us and submit your own.

The Big Push to Defeat AIDS, TB and Malaria

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 03.22.2013 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Every era offers something special. I think the most special thing about our current time is the incredible opportunity that scientific advances have provided in the field of global health, giving us the ability to completely control highly dangerous infectious diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

FDA Approves First New Tuberculosis Drug In 40 Years

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 12.30.2013 | Healthy Living

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a Johnson & Johnson tuberculosis drug that is the first new medicine to fight the deadly infection...

Series on Women Changing the World: Mercy Annapoorni, India

Elly Pradervand | Posted 02.22.2013 | Impact
Elly Pradervand

When we last spoke with our laureate, Mercy Annapoorni, she was busy empowering 6,000 rural women from the Virudhunagar and Sivakasi regions of Tamil ...

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.

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.

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.

After a Year of Sweeping Reform, the Global Fund Is Ready for New Challenges

Simon Bland | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Simon Bland

Last December after a year of soul-searching about the Global Fund's future culminating in the cancellation of a scheduled round of grant-giving, I insisted that the Global Fund was alive and well.

U.S. AIDS Blueprint: Fight AIDS and TB Together

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

In 2013, activists and advocates for TB-HIV will call for leadership and funding to support the most important multi-country mechanism we have to end these diseases. This will be a a critical and historic moment in the history of global health.

The Bottom Line? Zero TB Deaths -- NOW

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Though many have worked tirelessly for years, sometimes in a movement you hit a spot where things suddenly accelerate. And for the TB posse, that moment is now.