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Ending TB Requires Investments In Community Health Workers

Inter Press Service: End Tuberculosis by Empowering Community Health Workers David Bryden, TB advocacy officer at RESULTS “…[I]n addition to appropriate medication [to treat TB], it is ‘human support’ that makes the difference between life and death. … By fully tapping the potential of community health workers, we can identify…

Global Health Community Publishes Posts, Resources Ahead Of U.N. High-Level Meeting On TB

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: TB High-Level Meeting: Leaders call for commitments, cash and innovation to end global impacts of tuberculosis (Aziz, 9/24). Médecins Sans Frontières: Global Leaders Must Make Tangible Commitments at U.N. High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (9/24). Avert: Fighting tuberculosis — the disease that doesn’t go away (9/21). UNICEF: New…

U.N. SG, IMF Director, Bill Gates Call For New Strategies To Achieve Financing For SDGs

Devex: Guterres launches new plan for SDG financing, as private finance takes the spotlight “U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres launched a new strategy to help finance the 2030 agenda Monday, but beyond the strategy, the speakers sharing the podium were a sign that times are changing. … The new strategy’s goal…

World Leaders Must Commit To Advancing UHC To Effectively Address TB, NCDs, Mental Health

Project Syndicate: Governments Must Stand Up for Health Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO “…[W]hile TB and NCDs are very different types of health threats, the best response to them is the same: We must build stronger health systems that are capable of delivering universal health coverage (UHC).…

U.N. SG Guterres Discusses U.N. Reform, Global Goals Financing

Devex: U.N. chief António Guterres cautions financing will impact reform process “The scope of United Nations reform might not be as big as initially envisioned, due to financial restraints and a lack of specialized budget, according to U.N. chief António Guterres. In an exclusive interview with Devex Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar…

U.N. High-Level Meeting On NCDs Presents Opportunity To Step Up Efforts, Stakeholders Say

Health Policy Watch: United Nations Meeting On Noncommunicable Diseases: ‘A Make Or Break Moment’ “After falling short of achieving commitments made at the first and second United Nations high-level meetings on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in recent years, the Third High-Level Meeting on NCDs taking place [September 27] presents an opportunity…

Upcoming Global Meetings Serve As Opportunity To Advance Action On Tobacco Control

Devex: Opinion: Tobacco is a huge health threat. So why aren’t we doing more about it? Ryan Forrest, policy and advocacy officer at the Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control, and Francis Thompson, executive director at the FCA “…This October, governments who are parties to the global tobacco control treaty…

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