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Blog Posts Discuss Use Of Bedaquiline To Treat Drug-Resistant TB In India, South Africa

The BMJ Opinion: Kanchan Mukherjee: Bedaquiline for multidrug resistant TB in India — at what cost? Kanchan Mukherjee, a medical doctor and professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, discusses the potential benefits and challenges of a wider government rollout of bedaquiline to treat multidrug-resistant TB in…

DRC Ebola Outbreak Holds Steady, As Health Workers Track, Contain Cases

CIDRAP News: More suspected Ebola cases noted, but total holds steady “The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced 11 new suspected cases of Ebola over the weekend in Bikoro and Iboko, the remote health zones where the current outbreak began in the middle of May, but the outbreak total…

Quick Response To DRC Ebola Outbreak Shows Africa’s Resilience, Confidence

Thomson Reuters Foundation: New Ebola outbreak is being tackled by a stronger WHO in the African region Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa “…Currently, WHO in the African region is responding to the latest outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease, which began in the western part of [the Democratic Republic…

Science Speaks Discusses Analysis Of PEPFAR-Funded Peer-Delivered HIV Testing, Treatment Program In Eswatini

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Peers speed HIV diagnosis to treatment start in country with world’s highest estimated prevalence Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses an analysis of a PEPFAR-funded HIV testing and treatment project in the Kingdom of eSwatini, formally known as Swaziland. Barton writes, “The findings, the…

Ghana Becomes First Sub-Saharan African Nation To Eliminate Trachoma

Devex: Ghana eliminates trachoma “Ghana has become the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday. Experts credited community, regional, and international collaboration across the public and private sectors for stamping out the disease, which in 2000…

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