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USAID/Southern Africa Acting Director Delivers Remarks At 5th SA TB Conference

USAID: 5th SA TB Conference: TB Symposium — Finding missing TB patients among key populations Rebecca Krzywda, USAID/Southern Africa acting director, on Tuesday delivered remarks at the SA TB Conference 2018 on U.S. TB efforts in South Africa. She said, “USAID will continue to work with the national government to…

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TB Research Community Must Engage Patients, Advocates In Research, Policy Activities

HuffPost: We Need To Science The Shit Out Of Tuberculosis Madhukar Pai, professor & director of Global Health at McGill University “…For too long, TB patients and care providers have been fighting a protracted battle with antiquated, inefficient tools … While we wait for new tools, we must scale-up the…

Advocates At U.N. Hearing Call For More Political Will To End TB

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Tuberculosis advocates demand accelerated global response at United Nations Rabita Aziz, writer at “Science Speaks” and senior global health policy specialist at IDSA, discusses the recent civil society hearing of the U.N. High-Level Meeting on Ending TB, scheduled for September 26. Aziz notes, “Advocates agreed … that…

Experts Call For Increased Political Will, Research To Reach WHO’s End TB Goals

Devex: More political attention, research solutions needed for TB, experts say “Lack of awareness and research solutions on eradicating the deadly, airborne disease tuberculosis is pushing global reduction targets out of reach, experts warned in New York last week. While TB deaths fell globally by 37 percent between 2000 and…

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