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WHO Ministerial Conference Provided Opportunity For Global TB Community To Accelerate Progress Against Disease

The Lancet Global Health: Tuberculosis makes it onto the international political agenda for health … finally Mario Raviglione, director of the Global TB Programme at the WHO, and colleagues “…The latest global burden of disease assessment measuring progress on health-related [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] concludes that tuberculosis is one of…

Blog Post Highlights Key Takeaways From Global Fund Board Meeting

Friends of the Global Fight: Key Takeaways: The Global Fund’s 38th Board Meeting This blog post highlights several key takeaways from the Global Fund’s 38th Board meeting held last week, including the selection of Peter Sands as the new executive director; criteria and conditions for countries to receive Global Fund…

Health Leaders Should Take ‘Meaningful Action’ On TB At Moscow Meeting

Moscow Times: Ending Tuberculosis Starts in Moscow José Luis Castro, executive director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and Michel Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “A meeting of the world’s health ministers in Moscow this week…

WHO Strategy Should Be More Specific On How Agency Will Achieve Its Goals

The Lancet: Offline: WHO — a roadmap to renewal? Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “…Although the new [WHO General Programme of Work (GPW)] is underpinned by the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)], no convincing vision is offered about what sustainability truly means. … The ‘triple billion’ target [– one billion…

Threat Of Influenza Outbreak Remains 100 Years After 1918 Pandemic, Experts Warn

Global Health NOW: A Century After 1918, Flu Pandemic Preparedness Still Lacking “…Despite a century’s worth of lifesaving scientific and medical advances to head off a similar tragedy, [experts] warn that an influenza pandemic could still trigger waves of mass death. … With the centennial of the 1918 flu pandemic…

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…

Political, Financial Commitment Vital To Advancing TB R&D, Eliminating Disease

BMJ Opinion: Grania Brigden: The first step on a long road to TB elimination Ahead of the Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era in Moscow, Grania Brigden, Life Prize project lead with the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union), discusses obstacles to…

Geospatial Analysis Can Help Improve Health Landscape, Services Delivery

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Exploration of geography with technology can open the health landscape and put services within reach John Spencer, senior GIS specialist at MEASURE Evaluation, highlights a video on the role of geospatial analysis in global health and discusses topics from the Geo4Good Summit, which…

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