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Blog Post Highlights Recent Reports, G20 Declaration Calling For Better TB Policies, More Funding

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: G20 declaration notes TB as reports highlight needs for policy, funding leadership Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the mention of tuberculosis in the G20 declaration, “a small, but meaningful step,” according to advocates. Barton also highlights a recently…

TB Advocates Laud Mention Of Disease In G20 Leaders’ Communiqué

Huffington Post: The G20 Declaration Makes A Major Mention Of The World’s Top Infectious Killer “Advocates in the fight against tuberculosis are pleased that the top global infectious killer is mentioned by name in this year’s G20 Leaders’ Declaration. … Antimicrobial resistance, the umbrella under which TB was mentioned, was…

G20 Meeting Should Address Multiple Global Health Issues, Including Antimicrobial Resistance, Experts, NGOs Say

American Enterprise Institute’s “AEIdeas”: G20 and antibiotic resistance AEI Visiting Scholar Roger Bate highlights draft text from a call to action against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) expected to be adopted at this weekend’s G20 meeting. He writes, “Perhaps most heartening is the call for ‘quality’ antimicrobials. The tendency of most governments…

CSIS Report Says U.S. Government Must Make Strategic Domestic, Global Investments To Address TB

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Protecting the United States from the Health Security Risk of Global Tuberculosis In this report, Audrey Jackson, a senior fellow with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses the global spread of tuberculosis, including drug-resistant strains, writing, “To be effective in protecting Americans from…

Governments Must Implement Recommended Tools, Policies To Treat, Prevent TB

Huffington Post: How Can We Eliminate TB If We Keep Settling For Less? Madhukar Pai, professor and director of global health at McGill University, and Deepti Chavan, MDR-TB survivor “This week, ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Stop TB Partnership released the third…

Global Fund Advocates Network Releases Civil Society Version Of Moscow Declaration On TB

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Moscow TB meeting declaration gets a civil society makeover and is up for signers Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses “a civil society version of the Moscow Declaration that could serve as a blueprint for commitments and action toward…

More Political Will, Funding, Training Needed To Reduce TB-Related Deaths In India

New York Times: What Killed Half a Million Indians? Pranay Sinha, a physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Scott K. Heysell, a physician and associate professor of medicine, infectious diseases, and international health at the University of Virginia “…A staggering number of Indians — over 400 million — are estimated…

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