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Tuberculosis

World Tuberculosis Day 2012: Stopping Tuberculosis in Our Lifetimes

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

In order to ensure that new tools are developed and today's treatments are provided, governments must prioritize tuberculosis as a public health priority and close the projected gaps in domestic and international funding.

World TB Day 2012: Ensuring a Treatable Disease Is Actually Treatable

David Greeley | Posted 05.24.2012 | Impact
David Greeley

Our most daunting global health crisis is a pernicious, wasting disease that can be spread by a simple cough or sneeze and has been infecting humans since 4,000 B.C.

Is This The Root Of India's Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis?

AP | MUNEEZA NAQVI | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living

NEW DELHI — India's inadequate government-run tuberculosis treatment programs and a lack of regulation of the sale of drugs that fight the disea...

120 Longmont High Students Test Positive For TB

Posted 03.06.2012 | Denver

After completing tuberculosis testing of 906 Longmont High School students, Denver Health Medical Center has found that 120 students tested positive f...

Dicken's 'Tiny Tim' Gets Surprising 21st Century Diagnosis

Posted 03.06.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/05/2012 04:09 PM EST on LiveScience Plucky, ailing Tiny Tim is one of the most end...

Entire School To Be Tested For Tuberculosis

Posted 02.09.2012 | Denver

After a student tested positive for tuberculosis at Longmont High School in Colorado last semester, officials there have been quick to point out the s...

Nairobi Cuts Funding For AIDS Organizations

Voice of America | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact

Several-hundred people gathered in the Kenyan capital Monday to protest funding cuts made by the decade-old The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosi...

How Worried Should We Be about 'Totally Drug-Resistant' Tuberculosis?

| Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living

By Erica Westly (Click here for the original article) A few weeks ago a clinic in Mumbai claimed to have identified a dozen patients with a strain...

Malaria's Defeat, Africa's Future

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Africa is taking command of its future by tackling an ancient plague. If you care about peace -- and the prosperity of every woman, child and community -- you must care about malaria.

10 Years On, Funding Crisis Threatens the Global Fund's Effort to End AIDS

Joanne Carter | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Joanne Carter

So we're calling on the U.S. to host this meeting. We strongly believe that if the U.S. hosts this emergency donor's conference, other donors will join in. If we convene it, they will come.

Bill Gates Pledges $750 Million For Troubled Global Fund

AP | By JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 09.13.2012 | Impact

DAVOS, Switzerland -- Bill Gates pledged $750 million on Thursday to fight three killer diseases and rescue a beleaguered health fund whose financial ...

Totally Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 03.24.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

We need to get ahead of drug-resistant tuberculosis. This means detecting TB early, testing for drug resistance and providing appropriate treatment in both the public and private sectors.

An Army of Giant Rats Unearths Peace in Africa

John Converse Townsend | Posted 02.05.2012 | Impact
John Converse Townsend

It takes a true visionary to see a Buddhist monk deploying a pack of giant rats as the solution to the devastating danger posed by landmines.

Washington Leaves Millions To Die

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 01.25.2012 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

For a government that spends $1.9 billion every single day on the military, Washington's unwillingness to follow through on a $1.33 billion pledge to the Global Fund to save millions of lives is a new depth of cynicism and recklessness.

At the 10-Year Mark, the Global Fund Readies for a New Chapter

Natasha F. Bilimoria | Posted 01.08.2012 | Impact
Natasha F. Bilimoria

Last month, an independent high-level panel issued a report on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the world's largest financier ...

Got Outrage? We Do, and We Are Ready to Share

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 01.08.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

I feel outrage everyday. I think of the stories I know about those who have lived with and died from tuberculosis and I feel truly deeply irreparably angry.

Contagions: Reality More Chilling Than Film Fiction

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

You don't need to look far to find real examples of pandemics and their huge tolls. But some of the deadliest diseases wouldn't be considered the least bit exotic by Hollywood screenwriters or even average Angelenos.

President Obama, Will You Heed Archbishop Tutu's Call to Action?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Are we confident that U.S. leadership on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis will acknowledge the evidence about what is possible and rise to this challenge? Will President Obama heed Archbishop Tutu's call to action and do his part to end AIDS?

Exposing a Hidden Epidemic -- Children and Tuberculosis

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 11.23.2011 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Many believe TB is the stuff of old novels -- a disease of the past. However, TB remains a global public health threat that kills nearly two million people every year.

Contagion -- the Stuff of Thrillers?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 11.15.2011 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

It all starts with a cough. A woman covers her mouth and then shakes hands with a man next to her on a plane. He infects 10 others. Everyone gets horr...

Inspiration From Tuberculosis Patients

Jyl Pattee | Posted 01.17.2012 | Impact
Jyl Pattee

2011-08-15-Screenshot20110815at11.44.55AM.jpg When asked about her greatest concern, one woman immediately replied: "raising good children."

Partnerships That Save Lives

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 09.01.2011 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Anyone who despairs at the sheer scale of the challenge that AIDS represents should hear the story of Jacqueline, a 21-year-old Brazilian mother.

HIV/AIDS Is Still Everyone's Business

Ben Plumley | Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact
Ben Plumley

Global AIDS remains the same unprecedented threat to global health and social stability that we understood it to be a decade ago. The full impact of this virus will take us decades to understand fully.

Time to Act: Stop TB/AIDS

Jorge Sampaio | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Jorge Sampaio

People living with HIV can raise their families, work and pursue their dreams. We cannot stand by and watch as TB -- which can cost as little as $100 for treatment and cure -- steals those dreams.

We Must Act to Save A Million Lives From TB-HIV

Joanne Carter | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Joanne Carter

Tuberculosis (TB) has long been the Achilles' heel of the AIDS response, despite the fact that TB is curable with drugs costing about $25 in the developing world.