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Efforts To End AIDS, TB, Malaria Epidemics, Build Strong Health Systems Inseparable

Devex: Opinion: The false dichotomy between ending epidemics and building health systems Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “Is it better to improve people’s health by tackling specific diseases or by strengthening health systems? That’s a perennial debate in the global health…

CSIS Releases October 2018 Issue Of Global Health Policy Center Monthly Newsletter

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Global Health Policy Center Monthly Newsletter: October 2018 In the October 2018 CSIS Global Health Policy Center Newsletter, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president of CSIS and director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, highlights publications, podcasts, and past and upcoming events hosted…

Multi-Sector, Integrated Approach Critical To Eradicating TB In Africa

Project Syndicate: Winning the War on Tuberculosis Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, CEO of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and former prime minister of Niger “…Infectious diseases have no borders, and as African countries deepen their trade ties and intra-Africa migration grows, the threat of regional pandemics will only increase.…

Global Community Must Hold Governments Accountable To TB Commitments Made At UNHLM

Inter Press Service: TB Remains World’s Single Largest Infectious Killer, says WHO Mandy Slutsker, policy and advocacy manager for ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership’s Secretariat “…On September 26, heads of state met in New York for the first-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting (UNHLM) on TB and committed to finding all…

MEASURE Evaluation Experts Discuss Importance Of Reliable Data To End TB

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Fighting TB starts with data In a guest post, Stephanie Mullen and Jim Thomas, both of MEASURE Evaluation, discuss the importance of reliable data in efforts to prevent and treat tuberculosis, highlighting a USAID project that “focuses on assessing existing TB data, building capacity for countries to…

‘Science Speaks’ Reports On News, Developments From IDWeek 2018

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: IDWeek 2018: Global health security is primary mission of CDC, Director Redfield says (Aziz, 10/10). IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: IDWeek 2018: Strengthen role of pharmacists in combating AMR, researchers say (Sennaar, 10/8). IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: IDWeek 2018: Stronger political will needed to end TB, says infectious diseases expert…

‘Science Speaks’ Examines Study On Impacts Of Community-Based Treatment For Drug-Resistant TB In Bangladesh

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Bangladesh, USAID DR-TB treatment project shows impacts of community-based approach Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses results from a study examining community-based treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis in Bangladesh. Barton notes the project, which “shifted treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis from overburdened Bangladesh hospitals to…

Greater Political Will Needed To End TB Worldwide

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: Fighting TB Requires Political Will Ruvandhi Nathavitharana, attending physician in the Infectious Diseases Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Philip Lederer, attending physician in the Infectious Diseases Section at the Boston University School of Medicine “…The most important intervention to decrease…

Global Fund Should Expand Focus To Include UHC In Addition To HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria

The Lancet: The Global Fund as an ATM plus Sjoerd Postma, chief of party at the Health Sector Resiliency Project and focal point/expert for Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Independent Technical Review Panel “In his [July 7] comment, Richard…

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