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South Africa: How we're re-engineering the health system - Motsoaledi

South Africa's Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi reviews progress on health reform in a speech to the South African parliament, highlighting progress on HIV and TB treatment.

Published
31 May 2011
From
PoliticsWeb
PET scans can help determine patients' response to treatment for HIV-MDR tuberculosis

Research in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine shows that the use of 18F-FDG positron emission tomography (PET) scans can help to determine earlier if treatment for tuberculosis is working or if the disease is MDR.

Published
26 May 2011
From
News-Medical-Net
2020 vision of vaccines for malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS

In a new article, experts discuss recent advances in vaccine development. New tools including systems biology and structure-based antigen design could lead to a deeper understanding of mechanisms of protection and illuminate the path to rational vaccine development to lift the burden of the world's most devastating infectious diseases.

Published
25 May 2011
From
Science Daily
Interruption of TB treatment due to drug supply problems common in UK

A quarter of United Kingdom hospitals providing TB treatment had to interrupt a course of treatment due to drug supply problems in 2007 and 2008, according to

Published
18 May 2011
By
Keith Alcorn
Simple face masks could significantly prevent spread of TB to non-infected patients

(American Thoracic Society) Face masks worn by patients infected with tuberculosis (TB) may be able to significantly cut transmission rates to non-infected patients, according to a new study by researchers from the US and South Africa.

Published
17 May 2011
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
New regimen prevents TB in 12 weekly doses

A large trial has shown that a 12-week course of combination treatment for latent tuberculosis is just as effective as a nine-month course of isoniazid in countries

Published
17 May 2011
By
Keith Alcorn
Research offers simpler, effective treatment option for latent TB infection

Results from one of the largest U.S. government clinical trials on tuberculosis preventive therapy to date suggest that treatment for latent tuberculosis (TB) infection – normally a difficult and lengthy regimen – may soon be easier than ever before in countries with low-to-medium incidence of TB.

Published
16 May 2011
From
US CDC
Know your epidemiology: one lesson of many for GeneXpert roll-out

The following is a guest blog post by Sophie Beauvais, of the  Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University, and Chris Gilpin from the Stop TB Department of the World Health Organization (WHO) team leading the roll-out of the GeneXpert rapid TB diagnostic test. The post summarizes an ongoing virtual panel discussion on the feasibility [...]

Published
16 May 2011
From
Science Speaks
Private sector TB treatment in Asia: a lot of it, but often sub-optimal

Private sector markets for tuberculosis drugs in some Asian countries are providing enough drugs to treat every new TB case each year – but in many cases

Published
06 May 2011
By
Keith Alcorn
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

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