Blogs Discuss TB In Recognition Of World TB Day

Several blogs recently featured posts recognizing World TB Day, held on March 24 each year. Writing in the blog, Joanne Carter, executive director of RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund, discusses funding for and the development of new tools to address the HIV/TB co-epidemic (3/24). Deputy U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Julia Martin writes in the State Department’s “DipNote” blog, “Through innovations in science, key partnerships, and the tireless work of all those fighting for a 50 percent reduction in TB deaths by 2015 in conjunction with an AIDS-free generation, we have made real progress in tackling the staggering effects of TB and HIV co-infection” (3/24). In the PLOS “Speaking of Medicine” blog, patient advocate Goodman Makhanda and Jennifer Hughes of Médecins Sans Frontières reflect on the successes and challenges of treating and preventing TB in Khayelitsha, South Africa (3/24). The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog features a roundup of recent news on TB (Lubinski, 3/24). The blog also features a guest post by Madhukar Pai of the McGill International TB Centre, Prashant Yadav of the Montreal & Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and Ravi Anupindi of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, who discuss TB control (Aziz, 3/24).

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