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WHO Reports Kingdom Of Eswatini Reduces TB Incidence By More Than Half

WHO: Hope restored in the Kingdom of Eswatini as tuberculosis incidence reduced by more than half “…Once labeled the country with the world’s highest TB incidence, the Kingdom [of Eswatini] has turned the tide and reduced the scourge by more than half. … In 2011, the Government of Eswatini declared…

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AFP: Iran HIV protests: 300 infections from one needle called ‘statistically inconceivable’ (10/8). Al Jazeera: Yemen fuel shortage: health concerns rise as rubbish piles up (al-Attab, 10/9). Associated Press: Save the Children warns of cholera spike in Yemen’s north (10/9). Becker’s Hospital Review: Bill Gates: Funding scientific innovation would end…

Celebrities Write Open Letter To Raise Awareness Of Infectious Diseases, Importance Of Global Fund

Borgen Magazine: An Open Letter Against Infectious Diseases “Dozens of international celebrities addressed an open letter ‘to 7-year-olds everywhere.’ Notable figures, such as Jennifer Garner, Trevor Noah, Penélope Cruz, Sir Elton John, and more, recently signed an open letter against infectious diseases, specifically AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. These celebrities hope…

Opinion Piece Outlines 3 Ways To End HIV Stigma, Discrimination

IPS: Three Ways to End HIV Stigma and Discrimination Ifeanyi Nsofor, medical doctor, CEO of EpiAFRIC, and director of Policy and Advocacy for Nigeria Health Watch “…All forms of HIV-related stigma must stop. … These are ways to deal with it. First, government across the globe should increase investments in…

MSF Advisers Discuss New Report Highlighting Funding Gaps For HIV, TB

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: The fight is not over: making the case for burden sharing instead of burden shifting to keep the HIV and TB response on track Mit Philips of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Brussels, Kerstin Åkerfeldt of MSF Operational Centre Brussels, and Maria Guevara of MSF…

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ABC: Predicting — and preventing — future pandemics (Swan/Bullen, 10/7). AFP: Edible sensor helps TB patients take their meds: study (10/4). Al Jazeera: WHO to hold Philippines summit after polio outbreak (Alindoga, 10/7). Bloomberg: Female Leadership in Global Health (10/4). CNN: Half of India couldn’t access a toilet 5 years…