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World Tb Day

In Conversation: Paul Farmer on Today's Tuberculosis Emergency and Our Path to Saving Millions of Lives

Ray Chambers | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Ray Chambers

Today is World TB Day, and this year's focus is on finding and treating the 3 million people with active TB who are missed by public health systems.

As Many As 1 Million Kids Infected With Tuberculosis Each Year, Double Previous Estimates: Study

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, March 23 (Reuters) - As many as 32,000 children worldwide become sick each year with a drug-resistant "s...

Here I Am: Voices From the Fight Against Tuberculosis

Lucy Chesire | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

While many will mark World TB Day this coming Sunday the 24th, it's not really a day for celebration. It's hard to celebrate something that still kills close to 1.5 million people each year in the 21st century despite the fact that everyone could have been treated or cured.

Should We Celebrate World TB Day? I'll Tell You in 1000 Days

Dr. Lucica Ditiu | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact
Dr. Lucica Ditiu

On the one hand, there is much progress to be proud of. But across the world we are also seeing the symptoms of years of underinvestment and insufficient action in the fight against TB.

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.

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.

Where Life Expectancy Is Only 36

AP | NASTASYA TAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MORIJA, Lesotho — Medical workers are increasingly concerned that the lethal combination of HIV infection and tuberculosis may become the world'...

World Tuberculosis Day: Help The 9 Million That Get Sick Each Year

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Most Americans do not live in fear of contracting tuberculosis (TB). Every four years or so, our doctors prick our forearms to test for TB, but most o...