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Study suggests opening use of last resort TB drug for children

Researchers: bedaquiline can be used safely in MDR TB patients 12 and older, and should be considered for younger children The innovative anti-tuberculosis drug that represents a reprieve for adults whose disease does not respond to other treatments should also be made available to children aged 12 or older, according to findings from a study […]

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What we’re reading: Insights on global health policy, and why, when funding doesn’t support disease-fighting goals, something’s got to give

Goalkeepers: The stories behind the data – A companion piece to the data-dense Lancet review of health-related goals for 2030  released Tuesday, the stories behind the data told here focus on policies and practices that are pushing progress — through patient-focused health services, targeted use of new technologies, and greater investments — now. While acknowledging […]

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Global health data review finds no country on track to end TB incidence by 2030, vast majority of countries falling short of goals to control HIV

Projections based on  current burdens of disease, along with data from the preceding 26 years, show both vast inequalities of progress, as well as the likelihood of limited success across both wealthy and low-income countries in meeting specific goals to improve health care and health access around the world by 2030. The projections from a […]

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Appropriators approve sustained global health, boost to TB, increased research funding, reject expanded global gag rule

“Now is not the time to back off,” Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) Senate appropriators today approved spending for the coming fiscal year that would continue current funding levels for global health programs, add $2 billion to funding for the National Institutes of Health, including by maintaining the Fogarty International Center and its worldwide research and […]

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Appropriators approve sustained global health, boost to TB, increased research funding, reject expanded global gag rule

“Now is not the time to back off,” Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) Senate appropriators today approved spending for the coming fiscal year that would continue current […]

Tuberculosis

Study suggests opening use of last resort TB drug for children

Researchers: bedaquiline can be used safely in MDR TB patients 12 and older, and should be considered for younger children The innovative anti-tuberculosis drug that represents […]

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Investigation of fatal congenital Zika cases show injury to spinal cord caused by virus

Report gives evidence that neurological impacts of Zika go beyond effects on brain development By the time pediatric pathologists explored the cases reported in the August […]

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Global health data review finds no country on track to end TB incidence by 2030, vast majority of countries falling short of goals to control HIV

Projections based on  current burdens of disease, along with data from the preceding 26 years, show both vast inequalities of progress, as well as the likelihood […]