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World Can Eradicate TB By 2045 But Only With Greater Investments In Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, Lancet Commission Report Says

Agence France-Presse: Tuberculosis can be eradicated by 2045: experts “The world can eradicate tuberculosis by 2045 if the fight against the killer disease is properly funded, an international team of experts said Wednesday. Warning of the immense economic and social costs of inaction, they said that better screening, treatments, and…

WHO Releases Updated Guidelines To Improve Treatment Of Drug-Resistant TB, Accelerate Progress To End Disease

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: WHO finalizes MDR-TB treatment guidance recommending shift from injections “…[T]he World Health Organization [Wednesday] released updated guidelines for treating TB that does not respond to first-line treatments. … The guidelines are part of a larger plan aiming to speed access to successful treatment for tuberculosis worldwide…” (Barton,…

More Prevention, Treatment, Funding Efforts Needed To End TB, Experts Say On World Day

Devex: Building tuberculosis awareness in low-risk countries “…While World TB Day, celebrated on March 24, came with a range of new announcements including a new report from [the] Lancet Commission on tuberculosis, which provides a framework for delivering on the political commitments made by heads of state and government in…

Organizations Recognize World TB Day, Release Blog Posts, Resources On TB

BMJ Opinion: The U.N.’s Political Declaration on the fight against Tuberculosis must be operationalized to rapid effect Poonam Khetrapal Singh, regional director for WHO South-East Asia, discusses the importance of streamlining financing and global investment in TB (3/24). Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: MDR-TB: A…

Media Outlets Examine Barriers To TB R&D, Access To Treatment

Devex: Will new TB treatments reach those who need them most? “Pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline is pursuing new treatments for tuberculosis but insists it will need support from governments and funding agencies if it is to get them to patients in lower-income countries, the head of its global health unit, David…

May 2019 Issue Of U.N. Special Magazine Available Online

U.N. Special: May 2019 Issue The May issue of U.N. Special magazine focuses on the World Health Organization and includes articles on various topics, including an interview with WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus about major achievements of and remaining challenges for the agency; an interview with Tedros about the role…

KFF Releases Updated Fact Sheet Breaking Down U.S. Global Health Budget By Program Area

Kaiser Family Foundation: Breaking Down the U.S. Global Health Budget by Program Area The U.S. government is the largest donor to global health in the world. This KFF fact sheet breaks down the U.S. global health budget by program area: HIV/PEPFAR; tuberculosis (TB); malaria/the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI); the Global…

Public Health Experts Discuss Importance Of Implementing Guidelines, Improving Access To Treatment For MDR-TB

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Inexcusable Excuses: Reluctance to Quickly Improve MDR-TB Treatment Helena Huerga, clinician and epidemiologist working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s Epicentre; Uzma Khan, clinician and public health professional at Interactive Research and Development (IRD); and KJ Seung, clinician and public health professional at Harvard Medical School…

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