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Under-Funded Health Systems, Lack Of Attention Drive Drug-Resistant TB, TB Activist Says

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Activist confronts the ‘father’ of drug-resistant TB In this guest post, Abigail Mudd, medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine, interviews international TB activist Timur Abdullaev, who lives with HIV and is a two-time survivor of TB. Mudd notes, “He owes his life, he says, to…

Friends Of Global Fight Endorses End Pandemics 2020 Platform

Friends of the Global Fight to End AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Friends of the Global Fight Endorses the End Pandemics Platform “Friends of the Global Fight is proud to join dozens of organizations in endorsing the End Pandemics 2020 platform. End Pandemics 2020 is a collection of ‘organizations and individuals…

USAID Announces 5-Year, $300M Award To Improve Prevention, Detection, Treatment Of TB In USAID Priority Countries

USAID: USAID Announces $300 Million Commitment in the Fight Against Tuberculosis “The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to announce a five-year, $300 million award, the TB Implementation Framework Agreement (TIFA), to improve the prevention, detection, and treatment of tuberculosis (TB). The lead partner in the cooperative agreement…

‘Science Speaks’ Provides Coverage Of IAS 2019 Conference In Mexico City

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: IAS 2019: Preventing TB — the leading killer of people with HIV — remains tangential to global HIV responses (Aziz, 7/22). IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: IAS 2019: With new data, WHO updates DTG guidelines including women in strong, preferred recommendation (Barton, 7/22). IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: IAS 2019: Recency…

U.S. Should Support Increased Investment In Global Fund

Idaho Statesman: Support for Global Fund imperative as U.S. tries to save lives from TB, malaria, AIDS John Thompson, senior pastor of the Cornerstone Church in Boise, Idaho “…Congress has the opportunity this year to make major progress against [AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria] in Thailand and beyond. We can…

More News In Global Health

CIDRAP News: WHO notes clusters in recent MERS cases, unveils environmental sampling guide (Schnirring, 7/16). Reuters: Sierra Leone school defies state ban on pregnant girls in class (Inveen, 7/16). The Telegraph: Philippines government sounds national alert after steep rise in deaths from dengue (Smith, 7/16). The Telegraph: Pakistan sees surge…