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Media Coverage Of WHO TB Report Continues

Media outlets on Thursday continued to write about the WHO’s new tuberculosis (TB) report, published Wednesday. “The Global Tuberculosis Report 2013 … confirms that the world is on track to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target of reversing TB incidence, along with the target of a 50 percent reduction…

Gates Foundation Sets Sights On Stopping Spread Of Drug-Resistant Malaria

Seattle Times: Gates Foundation battling big new threat in malaria fight “…With more than $2 billion committed, the [Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation] is the leading private supporter of research into new treatments, vaccines, diagnostic tools, disease mapping, and other weapons to fight malaria. This research should help the foundation…

U.K. Establishes $289.5M Fund To Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Worldwide

Financial Times: Budget 2015: Fleming Fund to fight drug-resistant infections “[British Chancellor of the Exchequer] George Osborne announced the creation of a £195m [$289.5 million] fund to fight drug-resistant infections worldwide, with contributions from the government, the Wellcome Trust, and other international charities. The Fleming Fund is being set up…

TB Treatment For Children, MDR-TB Pose Challenges To Stopping Epidemic

International Business Times: World Tuberculosis Day: Why are rates of drug-resistant TB so high in Russia? “…Tuberculosis is the leading infectious killer in Russia. The problem in the region, one of the ‘high priority countries’ highlighted in a recent World Health Organization report, is being fueled by multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).…

Single-Dose Malaria Drug Performs Well In Laboratory Tests, Study Shows

The Hindu: Candidate malaria drug may cure with single dose “Last year, AstraZeneca, the global drug company, closed its research center in Bengaluru. One of the legacies of the work carried out there is the identification of a novel candidate drug for malaria. In laboratory tests, this molecule has shown…

Study Finds Association Between Corruption, Antibiotic Resistance In Countries

SciDev.Net: Study links antibiotic resistance to corruption levels “Scientists have found an association between antibiotic resistance and the corruption level within a country. High level of corruption increases the chances of poor control of antibiotics distribution and poor management of agriculture and water sanitation, which support the growth of antibiotic…

Drug-Resistant Disease Outbreaks Pose Threat Of Widespread Mortality In U.K., Report Warns

News outlets highlight findings of the 2015 National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies, produced by the U.K. government. BBC News: Antibiotic resistance: 80,000 ‘might die’ in future outbreak “About 80,000 people could die if there were a ‘widespread outbreak’ of an antibiotic-resistant blood infection, according to a government document. The…

Poor Diagnosis Aids In Spread Of Drug Resistant TB

Reuters: Poor diagnosis driving global multidrug-resistant TB, WHO warns “… Latest data from the World Health Organisation (WHO), which says drug-resistant TB is a ‘global health security risk’, showed a third of the estimated 9 million people who contract TB in any form each year do not get the care…

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