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Tuberculosis

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.

Zach Carter

Obama Administration Says 'No' To Global Health Fund For Developing Nations

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has alarmed global health experts by opposing a new international fund that would fight disease in the developi...

Health Officials Testing 35 Babies For TB Exposure

AP | MARCUS WOHLSEN | Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents

SAN FRANCISCO — A person with an active case of tuberculosis who visited two Northern California neonatal intensive care units had a valid reaso...

Access to Technology Saves Lives

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Kolleen Bouchane

More people die from TB today than ever before -- 1.4 million people each year, according to the World Health Organization. Part of the reason is that TB is still diagnosed in most parts of the world using a method invented in the late 19th century.

World Tuberculosis Day -- Do We Really Need It?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Is apathy and the financial crisis what stand between us and the saving the lives of people who lack access to basic prevention and treatment?

No One Should Die Of Tuberculosis In The 21st Century

Salmaan Keshavjee | Posted 05.24.2012 | Impact
Salmaan Keshavjee

"How unromantic it is to die of tuberculosis in the twenty-first century?"

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.