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TB trial will test shorter, simpler regimen for drug-resistant and drug-sensitive disease

A clinical TB treatment trial announced Wednesday will show if a regimen of two new TB drug candidates and one that is part of existing tuberculosis treatment can streamline, shorten and greatly reduce costs of treatment for the disease, including some drug-resistant strains, significantly improving the odds that more patients will complete treatment successfully. The […]

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Paul Kasonkomona, Glenda Gray, a snapshot of global health funding . . . We’re reading about contributions that make a difference

New era dawns for the South African MRC – At a Kaiser briefing Tuesday, a Global Fund representative talked about the “marathon,” rather than “sprint” to the time that countries’ HIV responses become self-sustaining. This Lancet article, with its story of the South African Medical Research Council’s “massive overhaul” in the last two years, and […]

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Global health donor proliferation without coordination raises questions of redundancy, inefficiency, burdens to hosts — and impact

In basic numbers, this is some of what the last decade of donor awakening has totaled up to across the global health landscape: 37 donors responding to HIV in 143 countries; 22 donors responding to tuberculosis in 109 countries; 27 donors responding to malaria in 86 countries; 36 donors responding to family planning and reproductive […]

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South Africa HIV incidence, prevalence, behavior survey raises questions

What does it mean when the country with the largest HIV epidemic in the world sees prevalence of the virus rise? In South Africa, one of the last countries in Africa to make treatment available to those who needed it and now home to the largest antiretroviral treatment program on earth, it means that more […]

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South Africa HIV incidence, prevalence, behavior survey raises questions

What does it mean when the country with the largest HIV epidemic in the world sees prevalence of the virus rise? In South Africa, one of […]

Tuberculosis

TB trial will test shorter, simpler regimen for drug-resistant and drug-sensitive disease

A clinical TB treatment trial announced Wednesday will show if a regimen of two new TB drug candidates and one that is part of existing tuberculosis […]

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TB vaccine quest gets second round of funding from public-private partnership

Along with three new grants targeting neglected diseases carried by “kissing bugs” “snail carrying worms” and “gender-bending bacteria,” a second round of grants from the private-public […]

Policy

Global health donor proliferation without coordination raises questions of redundancy, inefficiency, burdens to hosts — and impact

In basic numbers, this is some of what the last decade of donor awakening has totaled up to across the global health landscape: 37 donors responding […]