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Experts Examine Implications Of ‘Deep’ Statistical Uncertainty In TB Decision Making By Policymakers, Clinicians, Others

Center for Global Development: Managing “Deep” Uncertainty in Global Health: The Case of TB Testing Rachel Cassidy, CGD non-resident fellow, and Charles Manski, board of trustees professor at Northwestern University, address the implications of statistical uncertainty for decision making in global health, examining the case of TB testing and treatment…

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Health Officials Continue To Record Ebola Cases In DRC Outbreak

CIDRAP News: Ebola cases continue slow rise in DRC outbreak “The slow rise in new Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continued over the weekend and through [Monday], with four new cases — and with outbreak responders tracking the movements of a patient who fled into…

U.N. Agencies Announce Progress In Worldwide Efforts To Eradicate Polio On World Day

U.N. News: World is closer than ever to seeing polio disappear for good “In a ‘historic achievement for humanity,’ two of three wild poliovirus strains have been eliminated worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday, following the conclusion by a group of experts that WPV3, type three of…

Editorial, Opinion Piece Discuss Efforts To End Tuberculosis, Improve Treatment Adherence

The Lancet: End the tuberculosis emergency: a promise is not enough Editorial Board “…The Lancet Commission on tuberculosis recommended actions for meeting global [tuberculosis (TB)] targets. Latent tuberculosis must be diagnosed and treated, Gene Xpert technology deployed worldwide to determine drug susceptibility, point-of-care diagnostics scaled up to minimize treatment delay,…

WHO Committee Extends Ebola Emergency Declaration; European Regulators Recommend Experimental Vaccine For Approval; DRC Outbreak Slows But Response Funding Short

CIDRAP News: WHO advisors extend Ebola emergency; European regulators conditionally approve vaccine “In a pair of major Ebola developments [on October 18], an emergency committee for the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended extending the public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) for the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of…