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Bipartisan Group Introduces PEPFAR Reauthorization Bill In U.S. House

Devex: PEPFAR reauthorization bill introduced “Despite concerns earlier in the year, a simple PEPFAR reauthorization bill has been introduced by a bipartisan group in the U.S. House of Representatives. The three-and-a-half page, straightforward bill called the PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018, would extend the mandate of the U.S. President’s Emergency…

U.S. Congressional Action On TB Could Play Critical Role In Global Efforts

Post and Courier: America must help lead worldwide fight against tuberculosis Willie Dickerson, volunteer and board member with RESULTS; Cameron Jones, student at the Medical University of South Carolina; and Ernest Loevinsohn, executive director of the Fund for Global Health “…Congress is beginning to see the need for increased attention…

‘Science Speaks’ Discusses Report Suggesting Former TB Patients Can Help Identify Active TB Cases In DRC

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Former patients aid search for missing TB cases in DRC province Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer at “Science Speaks,” discusses results from a report published in the WHO Bulletin on patient-led active tuberculosis case-finding in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Barton writes, “[E]nlisting former tuberculosis patients and…

Study Aims To Identify Factors Influencing Adoption, Scale-Up Of Innovative Health Interventions

FHI 360’s “Research for Evidence”: From innovation-to-scale: Identifying innovative health interventions to better understand factors influencing their adoption and scale-up Lauren Bader, regional program manager for the USAID Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis Project and the USAID Challenge TB project at FHI 360, discusses a research project that aims to…

Sufficient Funding, Political Will Needed To End Global TB

The Hill: We have the technology to end tuberculosis, but do we have the will? Faustine Wabwire, senior policy and advocacy manager at Management Sciences for Health “…Although we have made much progress [against TB], gains are uneven: half of all new infections occur in just a handful of countries.…

Friends Of The Global Fight Highlights Key Issues From AIDS 2018

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: A look back at AIDS 2018 John McMannis, program research and impact manager at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses key issues from the 2018 International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, including financing efforts; a focus on youth, women, and girls;…

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