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Drug-Resistant TB Threatens Global Control Efforts, Researchers Warn In Lancet Report

The Guardian: Decades of TB progress threatened by drug-resistant bacteria, warn experts “The rise of multi-drug resistant bacteria threatens to overturn decades of progress on tuberculosis (TB), experts are warning. Multi-drug resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strains of TB are causing increasing concern, says a new report in the…

India Must Mobilize Resources To Fully Implement National Strategic Plan For TB Elimination

Devex: Opinion: In India, eliminating tuberculosis isn’t just a health issue — it’s an economic one Madhukar Pai, Canada research chair in epidemiology and global health at McGill University, Montreal, director of McGill Global Health Programs, and associate director of the McGill International TB Centre; Jorge Coarasa, senior economist with…

Ahead Of World TB Day, TB Survivors, Researchers, Advocates Discuss Disease Elimination Progress, Challenges At Capitol Hill Event

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Adding up tolls of drug resistance, threats to research and hurdles to progress, TB survivors, scientists, and advocates gather on Capitol Hill Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” reports from an event on Capitol Hill during which TB survivors, researchers,…

WHO Issues New Ethics Guidance To Help Ensure Protection Of All TB Patients’ Rights

World Health Organization: WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients “New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched [Wednesday] by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected.…

4 Scientists Present HIV, TB Research At Capitol Hill Event

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: In wake of proposed cuts, physician scientists present HIV, TB research, response, results Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses an event on Capitol Hill during which four physician scientists — Myron Cohen, Col. Nelson Michael, Gerald Friedland, and Rochelle…

U.S. Congress, Trump Administration Should Commit To Investing In Global Health

The Hill: Leading with our hearts and minds Eric P. Goosby, professor at the University of California, San Francisco and the U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on tuberculosis “…It is imperative that those who run and advocate for global health programs prove that money invested in providing assistance to those…

WHO Should Revise ‘Priority Pathogen’ List To Include Tuberculosis

Financial Times: Letter to the editor: A baffling omission from the ‘priority pathogen’ list Lucica Ditiu, executive director of the Stop TB Partnership; Mel Spigelman, president and CEO of the TB Alliance and co-chair of the Working Group on New Drugs at the Stop TB Partnership; and José Luis Castro,…

African Policymakers Urge New Investments In TB Diagnostics, Treatments, Prevention

Xinhua News: African policymakers renew call for investments in TB control “Countries in sub-Saharan Africa should prioritize new investments in diagnostic equipment, case management, and public awareness to reduce the burden of tuberculosis (TB), policymakers said Tuesday. They told a forum in Nairobi that innovative financing options were an imperative…

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