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Promising TB Diagnostic Failed To Work As Expected In Many Nations, Offering Lessons For Elimination Efforts

Nature: Improved diagnostics fail to halt the rise of tuberculosis “…In an attempt to turn the tide [of TB], health ministers and officials from 100 countries are meeting in Moscow on 16-17 November. And a United Nations General Assembly devoted to TB is scheduled for September 2018. Experts say that…

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MSF, Stop TB Partnership Call For High-Burden TB Countries To Align Testing, Treatment Practices With International Standards

Médecins Sans Frontières: TB: Governments given deadline to increase testing and treatment “Ahead of the first-ever Global Ministerial Conference on ‘Ending TB’ in Moscow, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Stop TB Partnership called for countries with high burdens of tuberculosis (TB) to implement the latest international treatment and testing…

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Record Low Number Of Polio Cases Recorded In 2017, UNICEF Says; New Report Warns Of Eradication Effort Funding Drawdown

Devex: How Pakistan got to near zero on polio “…Two years ago, Pakistan’s inability to eradicate the disease — along with just Afghanistan and Nigeria — left it on the verge of international pariah status. … Now, the country is on the verge of eradication, and officials orchestrating what they…

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Discover Magazine Examines How Doctors, Researchers Worked To Get Mental Health Recognized On Global Level

Discover: A Global State of Mind “Mental illness knows no borders. One relentless Indian psychiatrist pushes to make treatment a standard around the world…” (Silberner, December 2017).

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Editorial, Opinion Piece Recognize World Antibiotic Awareness Week

The Lancet Global Health: Fighting antimicrobial resistance on all fronts Editorial Board “The theme of this year’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov 13-19) is ‘seek advice.’ But what if your health professional’s advice is not evidence-based? … The news media regularly resounds to hope stories of new antibiotics, but –…

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More Effort Needed To Save Children From Preventable, Treatable Pneumonia, Report Says

The Guardian: Gasping for breath: pneumonia’s deadly toll among the hungry children of Kenya “…Pneumonia kills two children under five every minute, or almost one million a year worldwide: more than malaria, diarrhea, and measles combined, according to research published by Save the Children on Thursday. Yet it can be…

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Greater Political Commitment Needed To Push Down Global TB Numbers, WHO Annual Report Says

CIDRAP News: Despite progress, WHO paints ‘grim’ picture of global TB “…While the [WHO’s Global Tuberculosis Report 2017] shows progress against TB has been made, including a 37 percent reduction in the TB mortality rate since 2000, it also shows that reducing the global burden of the disease will take…

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Electronic TB Patient Referral System Being Piloted In Southern African Countries To Help Close Treatment Gaps

Devex: Digital patient tracking aims to tackle TB crisis in Southern Africa “Every year, 500,000 men travel across southern Africa to work in South Africa’s mines. In doing so, they find themselves triply vulnerable to contracting tuberculosis. Mines produce high levels of silica dust, which renders the lungs prone to…

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Annual Deaths From Measles Drops Below 100K For First Time, International Agencies Announce

Reuters: Global measles deaths fall, but elimination goals far off “Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 worldwide last year for the first time, to 90,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international agencies said on Thursday…” (Kelland, 10/26). U.N. News Centre: Measles deaths fall, but world still far…

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Wild Poliovirus Could Be Eliminated Soon With Sustained Efforts, Gates Foundation, U.N. Say

CNBC: Bill Gates: Polio will be eradicated this year, the endgame is near “Tuesday mark[ed] Rotary International’s fifth annual World Polio Day, co-hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and there is much cause for celebration: It is very possible that 2017 may see the end of the wild…

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