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Tuberculosis

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.

India Wages Hi-Tech War On Ancient TB Scourge

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

NEW DELHI -- Shammo Khan walks into a dusty courtyard that reeks of garbage, searching for the fingerprint of a man exhausted by HIV, drug withdrawal ...

Bringing Everyone to the Table to Make the World a Healthier Place

Deborah Derrick | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

There's a lot of talk lately about what's wrong in the world -- and the myriad ways we disagree on how to fix it. I feel fortunate to work in global health, a field where there is a lot going right.

Here I Am: Campaign Ambassador for the Global Fund, Thoko Phiri

Lucy Chesire | Posted 12.25.2012 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Here I Am Campaign Ambassadors are people from the grassroots who are directly affected or infected by AIDS, TB or malaria. Thoko Phiri leads Malawi Towards the three zeros: Zero new HIV infections, zero HIV related deaths and zero stigma and discrimination.

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.

What Can We Learn From Eleanor Roosevelt's Death?

Barron H. Lerner | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Barron H. Lerner

Fifty years ago this November, when Eleanor Roosevelt's doctor told her that her very debilitating disease was tuberculosis, and potentially curable, he expected her to be thrilled. But she instead uttered "I want to die" three times.

Here I Am -- An Activist's Story

Lucy Chesire | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

As a TB-HIV advocate from Kenya who has actively supported the Global Fund for a number of years, I find people are always shocked to discover both how far we have come and how far we have to go.

Saving More Lives Than Ever

Hillary Clinton | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact
Hillary Clinton

We want our progress to be transparent and want our partners to ask us hard questions. They can expect that we will do the same.

The Big Push

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

Here's a thought exercise: what will the day be like when we finally defeat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria? With the launch today of The Big Push campaign this might be more than a thought exercise.

Here I Am -- Bringing the Voice of the People to World Leaders

Lucy Chesire | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Ten years ago, tackling HIV, tuberculosis and malaria seemed an almost impossible task. Today we can see the beginning of the end of these three killer diseases.

Can Malaria, TB, and HIV Deaths Be Eliminated?

Posted 01.23.2013 | Impact

Picture this: A world where virtually no child is born with HIV, or where no death is caused by a mosquito bite or by tuberculosis. As unrealistic as ...

What You Can Do To Fight For Global Health

Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact

If you've clicked here, you may have already viewed our wall of portraits, a collection of global citizens aligned to fight diseases that we can beat,...

Health Efforts a Keystone in Rebuilding Burma

Deborah Derrick | Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

There is still a lot of work to be done in Burma. But with a healthy foundation, and with continued strong support from the U.S., it can move toward building a stronger and more just society.

Officials: 8 Infants Exposed To TB At CA Hospital

SFGate | FENIT NIRAPPIL, Associated Press | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Eight infants were exposed to tuberculosis at the neonatal intensive care unit of a Sacramento hospital, but health officials sa...

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...

Eight Infants Exposed To Tuberculosis At California Hospital

AP | FENIT NIRAPPIL | Posted 11.12.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Eight infants were exposed to tuberculosis at the neonatal intensive care unit of a Sacramento hospital, but health officials said Tu...

'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.

Alarming Levels Of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Found Worldwide

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living

* Eight country study finds high rates of drug resistance * Resistant strains more costly to treat, often more fatal * A...