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Tuberculosis

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.

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.