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Nigeria Stopped Ebola But Faces ‘Larger Health Crisis’ Of TB

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Can Nigeria’s Success on Ebola Translate to TB? Amanda Glassman, senior fellow and director of global health policy at CGD, and David Bryden, TB advocacy officer at RESULTS, discuss whether Nigeria’s tuberculosis response can be as effective as its response to a…

Blog Post Highlights ‘Critical Gaps’ Allowing Continued DR-TB Transmission

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: Mind the Deadly Gaps Grania Brigden, tuberculosis (TB) adviser to the MSF Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines, discusses new commitments from India and South Africa to end TB and highlights “critical gaps that help explain the continuing increases in direct transmission of drug-resistant TB and…

Devex Features Several Opinion Pieces As Part Of #HealthyMeans Series

Devex: The power of ‘we’: Partnering for a healthier world Yvonne Chaka Chaka, global goodwill ambassador for the Roll Back Malaria Devex: Toward a global partnership for an AIDS-free generation Catherine Connor, director for public policy and advocacy at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Devex: The best of both…

Funding Shortage Hurting Indian Government’s TB Program, Leaked Report Says

Reuters: Funding crunch affects India’s fight against TB: report “India’s program to fight tuberculosis is in disarray due to a shortage of funds and the government has failed to meet annual targets to control spread of the nation’s most fatal infectious illness, a leaked assessment report said. … The draft…

Obama Administration Expected To Release Action Plan On Drug-Resistant TB In September

RESULTS blog: President Obama Working on an Action Plan to Stop Drug-Resistant TB David Bryden, the TB advocacy officer at RESULTS, writes, “This week RESULTS, along with 12 other leading U.S. and international organizations, sent a letter to President Obama to thank him for initiating the development of a U.S.…

Study Calls For Integration Of Anti-Smoking Strategies Into TB, HIV Care

VOA News: Study: Anti-smoking Strategies Critical to TB and HIV Care “…The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease released a report recently arguing that second-hand smoke must be addressed in the treatment of patients with TB and HIV. The research identifies a critical missed opportunity in TB and HIV…

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