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South Africa: Aids Council to Tackle Tuberculosis

The extent of tuberculosis and HIV co-infection rates in South Africa has firmly placed tuberculosis on the agenda of the South African National AIDS Council.

Published
05 May 2011
From
AllAfrica
Leading global health groups call on US to accelerate research

A coalition of 30 leading global health organizations that work on vaccines, drugs, and other tools and technologies that save lives today released a list of recommendations for US policymakers and regulators, calling for acceleration of scientific innovations and streamlining the approval of safe and affordable inventions in order to save more lives around the world.

Published
03 May 2011
From
Eurekalert HIV
TB study points to drugs to halt lung destruction

Scientists have identified a key enzyme responsible for destroying lung tissue in tuberculosis (TB) and say the finding could lead swiftly to new treatments for the highly infectious disease.

Published
25 April 2011
From
Reuters
The New Profile of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Russia: A Global and Local Perspective

Representatives from the Russian public health community shared their experiences in fighting drug-resistant TB, and participants discussed lessons learned, best practices, and new approaches that can be used worldwide to treat and prevent TB.

Published
13 April 2011
From
Institute of Medicine
Use of combination drug regimen for treating TB may represent an effective treatment option

In patients with newly diagnosed tuberculosis, use of a combined 4-drug fixed-dose regimen was found to have comparable outcomes to drugs administered separately, according to a study in the April 13 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on infectious disease and immunology.

Published
12 April 2011
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
PEPFAR Announces $20 million in Targeted Funding to Respond to TB/HIV Co-Infection

Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, has announced a one-time $20 million investment to develop and initiate an innovative, integrated TB/HIV care package in targeted countries with a significant burden of TB/HIV co-infection. 

Published
05 April 2011
From
Science Speaks
Improving TB diagnosis in India: What will it take?

The following is a guest blog post by Dr. Madhukar Pai, a professor and TB researcher based at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He serves as co-chair of the Stop TB Partnership's New Diagnostics Working Group (NDWG), and as a consultant to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).

Published
04 April 2011
From
Science Speaks
U.S. Tuberculosis Cases Hit Record Low, CDC Says

Rates of tuberculosis fell to an all-time low in the United States in 2010, but the disease continues to disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minorities, those that are foreign-born, and people infected with HIV, federal officials reported Thursday.

Published
27 March 2011
From
Bloomberg Business Week
What We’re Reading: World TB Day coverage

In a special edition of What We're Reading, the following is a compilation of reports, news stories and statements released in honor of World TB Day, March 24, 2011.

Published
25 March 2011
From
Science Speaks
2010 Report on Tuberculosis Research Funding trends

This is the 2nd Edition of the Stop TB Partnership and Treatment Action Group’s 2010 report on funding trends for tuberculosis (TB) research and development (R&D) from the baseline year 2005 through 2009.

Published
25 March 2011
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