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Neglecting Children With TB ‘Constitutes A Human Rights Violation,’ Report Says

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Neglecting childhood tuberculosis ‘a human rights violation’ “On May 23, 2018, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (the Union) issued a report, Silent Epidemic: A Call to Action Against Child Tuberculosis. Launched at the World Health Assembly, the report noted that an estimated 239,000…

World Leaders Must Address TB In Children To Stop ‘Human Rights Catastrophe’

Project Syndicate: The Epidemic We Must Stop Ignoring José Luis Castro, executive director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease “…Among those [children with tuberculosis] who are fortunate enough to get the standard antibiotic treatment and have no complicating factors such as HIV, 99 percent will survive. And…

New Global Strategic Plan Will Help Eliminate Dog-Mediated Rabies By 2030

The Lancet Global Health: New global strategic plan to eliminate dog-mediated rabies by 2030 Ren Minghui of the WHO, Matthew Stone of the World Organisation for Animal Health, Maria Helena Semedo of the FAO, and Louis Nel of the Global Alliance for Rabies Control “…Until recently, the global response to…

Blog Posts Discuss Use Of Bedaquiline To Treat Drug-Resistant TB In India, South Africa

The BMJ Opinion: Kanchan Mukherjee: Bedaquiline for multidrug resistant TB in India — at what cost? Kanchan Mukherjee, a medical doctor and professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, discusses the potential benefits and challenges of a wider government rollout of bedaquiline to treat multidrug-resistant TB in…

More News In Global Health

Agence France-Presse: Ultra-secure lab in Gabon equipped for Ebola studies (6/19). The Guardian: These Guatemalan women save mothers and babies. Why are they treated so badly? (Johnson, 6/20). The Guardian: The doctor from Myanmar faced with 1 million patients and a plague of rats — podcast (Lamble/Stephens, 6/20). Homeland Preparedness…

DRC Ebola Outbreak Holds Steady, As Health Workers Track, Contain Cases

CIDRAP News: More suspected Ebola cases noted, but total holds steady “The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced 11 new suspected cases of Ebola over the weekend in Bikoro and Iboko, the remote health zones where the current outbreak began in the middle of May, but the outbreak total…

Disease Outbreak Prevention Funding Should Go Toward Human Surveillance Not Broad Genomic Surveys To Mitigate Outbreaks

Nature: Pandemics: spend on surveillance, not prediction Edward C. Holmes, professor of biology at the University of Sydney; Andrew Rambaut, professor of molecular evolution at the University of Edinburgh; and Kristian G. Andersen, assistant professor of immunology and microbiology at the Scripps Research Institute “The resurgence of Ebola virus in…

Quick Response To DRC Ebola Outbreak Shows Africa’s Resilience, Confidence

Thomson Reuters Foundation: New Ebola outbreak is being tackled by a stronger WHO in the African region Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa “…Currently, WHO in the African region is responding to the latest outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease, which began in the western part of [the Democratic Republic…

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