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Health Affairs Blog Discusses Impact Of Undernutrition On TB

Health Affairs Blog: Meals As Medicine: Feed The Hungry To Treat The Tuberculosis Pandemic Pranay Sinha, infectious diseases physician and post-doctoral researcher at the Boston University School of Medicine, and Natasha S. Hochberg, infectious diseases physician and associate professor of medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and associate…

USAID Acting Administrator Marks Anniversary Of Agency’s Global Accelerator To End TB

USAID: Statement by USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa on the Anniversary of USAID’s Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis In a statement on the anniversary of USAID’s Global Accelerator to End TB, USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa notes, “Over the past two years, the Accelerator has made impressive progress in building…

More News In Global Health

Bloomberg: Who’s Succeeding Against the Coronavirus and Why (Loh, 9/25). The Guardian: Unicef U.K. chief quits after bullying claims against chairman (Murray, 9/24). The Guardian: El Salvador woman freed after six years in jail following stillbirth (Ford, 9/24). The Lancet: Inappropriate behavior claims at Stop TB prompt review (Burki, 9/26).…

Experts Praise Africa’s COVID-19 Response; India, Pakistan Increase Remdesivir Production; New Virus Hospital Opens In Yemen; NIH Communications Employee Departs After Anonymous Posts Attacking U.S. Health Officials

AFRICA AP: As rich nations struggle, Africa’s virus response is praised (Anna, 9/22). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Coronavirus rumors and regulations mar Burkina Faso’s malaria fight (Mednick, 9/21). ASIA Financial Times: India and Pakistan ramp up remdesivir production under Gilead deal (Findlay, 9/21). Reuters: Philippines’ Duterte eases overseas travel ban on…

More News In Global Health

Al Jazeera: U.S. sanctions ‘ruining lives,’ Iran tells United Nations court (9/16). Borgen Magazine: Exploring the Global Funding for TB Eradication (Robinso, 9/17). Devex: Q&A: COVID-19 highlights the value of context-specific messaging (9/17). Devex: Independent evaluation lost as DFAT ‘adjusts’ its structure (Cornish, 9/17). Devex: U.S. State Department comes up…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 386 of the ‘Global Fund Observer.’ The newsletter includes an analysis on the impact of school closures on the risk of unwanted pregnancy and HIV among adolescent girls and…

CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal Publishes Pieces On COVID-19 Transmission, Impacts On TB Services

CDC’s “Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal”: Letter: COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with Air Conditioning in Restaurant, Guangzhou, China, 2020 Ana M. Rule, assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (November 2020). CDC’s “Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal”: Worldwide Effects of Coronavirus Disease Pandemic on Tuberculosis Services, January-April 2020 Giovanni…

Stop TB Executive Director Lucica Ditiu Accused Of Bullying, Harassing Employees

New York Times: A Global Health Star Under Fire “The leader of a global campaign to prevent tuberculosis has been accused of bullying and harassing employees, and creating a poisonous work environment especially for people of color, according to interviews with current and former staff members and internal documents obtained…

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