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Tuberculosis

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...

Headed In The Right Direction: The Lifesaving Impact Of U.S. Global Health Investments

Deborah Derrick | Posted 08.13.2012 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Speaking to patients, community health workers, and the Minister of Health, she called the center "a model not only for Uganda, but for all of Africa, indeed for the world." Her remarks came midway through a whirlwind nine-country, eleven-day tour of Africa.

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.

Report: Florida's Infected Were To Sent To Live In Roadside Motel

Posted 07.30.2012 | Miami

Florida lawmakers were outraged to learn that as they voted to close A.G. Holley, the state's only Tuberculosis hospital, the CDC was in Florida inves...

Let's Learn From HIV Activists How to Achieve Zero Tuberculosis Deaths

Salmaan Keshavjee | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Salmaan Keshavjee

As someone who has been fighting another deadly scourge, tuberculosis (TB), for more than 15 years, I find myself wondering: what can we learn from HIV activists?

We Can End AIDS Redux

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Attending the opening session of the 19th International AIDS Conference was worth it. For two reasons (not including Sharon Stone). First, I got to hear what was said, and then more importantly, I got to hear what wasn't.

We Can End AIDS

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.20.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Ending the suffering from AIDS is possible in our lifetime. To know it's possible, one need only to see how the investment and the life-saving treatments and drugs that followed it have stalled a once booming coffin making business in Southern Africa.

A Life With TB And HIV

Chrysula Winegar | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact
Chrysula Winegar

Many people think tuberculosis is a "poor man's disease" and that those who are infected with tuberculosis must also have HIV. For Alice this was true, but it is certainly not always the case.

Weekends Are for Conference Calls -- Right?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Once a month, REF 'super activists' from around the U.S. get together and hear from leaders in health, policy and development.

State Respond To TB Cover-Up Allegations; Lawmakers Outraged

Posted 07.11.2012 | Miami

State officials are fighting back after it was revealed that they closed Florida's only tuberculosis hospital three months after receiving a Center fo...

Has Rick Scott Made A Public Health Crisis Even Worse?

Posted 07.30.2012 | Miami

In a March austerity measure, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and state representatives voted to close A.G. Holley State Hospital in Palm Beach County, the st...

New G20 Austerity Measures Required To Address Tuberculosis

Kari Stoever | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
Kari Stoever

Tuberculosis is a political disease. And like many neglected infectious diseases, it won't stay silent for long.