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Mass TB Screening In Prison Cost-Effective, Can Save Lives, Study Shows

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Mass TB screening with point-of-care test is cost-effective, Brazil prison study shows Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a study published this week in Clinical Infectious Diseases, which “shows how reliably detecting disease, [specifically tuberculosis,] through mass screening with an accurate point of…

CDC Discusses Role As PEPFAR Implementing Partner, Efforts To End Global HIV, TB Epidemics

CDC: On the Frontlines: The Leaders, Experts, Innovators, and Change Makers Transforming the Global HIV Epidemic In this updated collection, CDC discusses its role as a key implementing agency of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). According to the page, “CDC plays a unique role, bringing scientific…

NIAID Perspective Outlines Recent Progress In Improved TB Diagnostics, Prevention, Treatment

NIH: Recent advances in addressing tuberculosis give hope for future “In September 2018, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the NIH, issued its Strategic Plan for Tuberculosis Research, which outlined research priorities to reduce and ultimately end the burden of tuberculosis (TB). … Now, a…

CGD Experts Discuss MVAC Blueprint To Create Market For New TB Drugs

Center for Global Development: A Final MVAC Blueprint — and the Start of an R&D Revolution? Rachel Silverman, policy fellow at CGD, and colleagues discuss the Market-Driven, Value-Based Advance Commitment (MVAC) proposal, “a mechanism to create and guarantee a market for better TB treatment, if and when such a treatment…

More News In Global Health

ABC News: Rebels kill dozens of villagers in Ebola-hit Congo (Winsor, 2/3). AP: As forests burn around the world, drinking water is at risk (Webber, 1/31). Devex: Q&A: WHO’s global strategy to tackle health misinformation (Ravelo, 2/4). Devex: How South Africa is spearheading efforts to tackle MDR TB (February 2020).…

GHTC Releases Fact Sheet Series On Role Of R&D Across Diseases, Health Issues

Global Health Technologies Coalition: Fact sheet series: R&D across health area “This fact sheet series examines the role of research and development (R&D) in driving progress across different neglected diseases and health areas. Each fact sheet provides an overview of R&D for a specific disease or health area, including examples…

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Borgen Magazine: H.Res. 517: Fighting AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Frazer, 2/3). Devex: Q&A: As conflict rumbles on, water pipes run dry in eastern Ukraine (Root, 2/3). VOA: Hunger in Central Sahel Rising at Alarming Rate as Conflict Intensifies (Schlein, 2/2). Xinhua: Global Fund to grant Tanzania 600 mln USD for…

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CBS: These were the most underreported humanitarian crises in 2019, according to a new report (Ott, 1/28). Health24: Deadly Marburg virus pops up in West-Africa for the first time — shouldn’t we be taking more notice? (Wilke, 1/29). Homeland Preparedness News: New reports show weak pipeline for antibiotics against drug-resistant…

Friends Of The Global Fight Releases U.S. Investment Case For Global Fund

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: A Smart, Lifesaving U.S. Investment in 2020 This graphic provides an overview of the U.S. investment case for the Global Fund, highlighting global progress against AIDS, TB, and malaria; the Global…