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Study Suggests Drug-Resistant TB Expected To Increase In Some Countries, Identifies Potential Diagnostic, Treatment Solutions

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: Stopping the spread of drug-resistant tuberculosis Katie Broendel, senior communications manager at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses results from a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases that suggests drug-resistant TB “is expected to increase in some high-burden countries over the next…

Brazil Ends Zika Public Health Emergency After Reported Cases Drop

Associated Press: Brazil declares end to Zika emergency after fall in cases “Brazil declared an end to its public health emergency over the Zika virus on Thursday, 18 months after a surge in cases drew headlines around the world…” (DiLorenzo, 5/12). Deutsche Welle: Brazil marks end of Zika virus outbreak…

U.N.-Backed Global Mosquito Alert Network Launched To Help Track Emerging Disease Trends

U.N. News Centre: U.N.-backed network brings together thousands to help tackle mosquito-borne diseases “…Dubbed the Global Mosquito Alert, the new initiative brings together thousands of scientists and volunteers from around the world working against mosquito borne viruses, such as Zika, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue, malaria, and the West Nile virus.…

Innovation, Financial Investments, Addressing Implementation Gaps Vital To Ending TB

Huffington Post: Bridging The Gap Between Tuberculosis Innovation And Access Madhukar Pai, Canada research chair in epidemiology and global health at McGill University, director of McGill Global Health Programs, and associate director of the McGill International TB Centre; and Jennifer Furin, lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social…

‘Practical’ Approach To Addressing Cancer In Latin America Should Include Early Detection Programs For Certain Cancers

The Hill: Proposing a pragmatic approach to decrease cancer in Latin America Nancy Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen, and Eric T. Rosenthal, founder of the National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Centers Public Affairs Network “…Most Latin American nations do not have widespread, effective cancer screening initiatives for asymptomatic healthy individuals…

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