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Tuberculosis

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.

Global Fund Rethinks Groundbreaking Transparency Policy After Scandal

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 07.10.2011 | Impact

GENEVA — A global health fund championed by celebrities and world leaders is considering scaling back its groundbreaking philosophy of full tran...

Impact of Global Health Cuts Alarming, But Not Alarmist

Joanne Carter | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Joanne Carter

According to Dr. Rajiv Shah, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, budget cuts proposed by the House would "lead to 70,000 kids dying" by scaling back on things like malaria and immunization programs.

On World TB Day, Fighting Tuberculosis in Bangladesh

Mark Leon Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Leon Goldberg

2011-03-24-tb.jpgCompared the HIV/AIDS or Malaria, Tuberculosis is by far the most prevalent infectious disease in Bangladesh.

Who Is Affected By Tuberculosis In America?

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This World Tuberculosis Day, a day aimed at raising public awareness about the disease, there's cause for celebration -- in the U.S., at least. TB,...

Diagnostics Offer New Hope For Treating TB

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

In 2009, TB killed an estimated 1.7 million people. Many didn't know they had it; hundreds of thousands had drug-resistant infection, which is difficult to detect accurately.

Cuts That Kill: The Senate Must Restore Global Health Funding

Joanne Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Carter

A House-proposed bill proposes deep cuts to some of the most effective investments the US makes globally, including a drastic 40 percent reduction for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Global AIDS Watchdogs Worry U.S. Neglecting Its Leadership Role

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Washington clearly has a stake in the battle against HIV/AIDS, but how do we reconcile that with the chilling fact that black men in the nation's capital experience rates of HIV that rival that of Sub-saharan Africa?

Global Fund Deserves Our Support

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

Working with the Global Fund, CRS has treated more than 2 million children in Benin for malaria and distributed nearly 3 million mosquito nets in Niger.

The Global Fund: Zero Tolerance for Corruption and Misuse of Funds

Todd Summers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Todd Summers

It's always interesting to me when stories create news with misused facts and salacious headlines. So I thought it might be useful to have a little background and perspective from someone who's spent a lot of time with the Global Fund.

London, Tuberculosis Capital Of Western Europe

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LONDON — The number of people infected with tuberculosis has jumped by 50 percent in London in the last decade, making it the tuberculosis capit...

World AIDS Day: Prevention, Treatment for Prisoners

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Amon

People living with HIV in Zambia still face stigma and discrimination, and some groups have yet to be included in the government's pledge of 'universal' access.

Global AIDS Funding and China

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

The Global Fund provides funds and support to the hardest-hit countries that lack the resources to address their epidemics. However, one of the largest recipients is the second largest economy in the world: China.

Replenish the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria

The MDG Advocates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
The MDG Advocates

On October 4-5, the world community will consider the replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria. This is a crucial opportunity to sustain and accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals.

Invest in the Global Fund, Invest in Better Health

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michel D. Kazatchkine

We are at a defining moment in the struggle against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria -- killers that claim 5 million lives each year. To date, the worl...

Jailing TB patients not remedy for the disease

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Amon

This article originally appeared in the September 17, 2010 edition of Kenya's National Star newspaper. Daniel Ng'etich and Patrick Kipng'etich Kirui ...

New Test: Big Advance In Diagnosing TB

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Scientists are reporting a major advance in diagnosing tuberculosis: A new test can reveal in less than two hours, with very high accuracy, whether so...

Treat dangerous schizophrenia, the same way we treat TB.

DJ Jaffe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
DJ Jaffe

According to Amenoma Hartocollis of the New York Times, New York City tightened their rules for monitoring discharged patients with tuberculosis becau...

The HIV and TB Prison Crisis in Southern Africa

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Amon

In 1988, while Nelson Mandela was in prison, he contracted tuberculosis (TB). TB is common in prisons, with overcrowded cells and poor ventilation fac...

Vuvuzela: Going Viral to Save Lives

Kari Stoever | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kari Stoever

The vuvuzela is quickly becoming the world's first viral instrument. I recommend we make it the international instrument of solidarity to prevent deaths from HIV/AIDS and TB.

Zambia's TB-ridden prisons

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Amon

Multi-drug-resistant TB is being incubated in Zambia's prisons, amid conditions that violate international human rights law. This commentary first ap...

Christiaan Van Vuuren, 'The Fully Sick Rapper,' Raises Money For Doctors Without Borders

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Christiaan Van Vuuren has spent over 170 days in hospital quarantine with tuberculosis in Australia. In that time cooped up, he has managed to become ...