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48th Union World Conference: Sex workers and drug users with HIV in rural Kenya have high death rates from tuberculosis

Targeted and prompt TB screening and HIV treatment provision are lacking GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Despite a decrease in the numbers of TB cases reported in Kilifi, a rural county in Kenya along the Indian Ocean, deaths from tuberculosis were on the rise. At a Friday session here, Kenyan researcher Osman Abdullahi described an analysis of […]

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48th Union World Conference: Ukrainian policymaker takes on tuberculosis

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Serhiy Kiral, a young Ukrainian member of parliament, describes himself as part of the new guard of Ukrainian policymakers elected after 2013. They are policymakers who are inexperienced,  ambitious, optimistic, and open to innovation and to working with civil society he said, at a session here Thursday. But, he said, it is […]

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48th Union World Conference: “Children have the same rights as adults to benefit from tuberculosis care and research”

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Pediatric TB physician Dr. Jeffrey Starke described a dismal reality as he opened his talk here in the opening conference session: One million children around the world becoming sick with tuberculosis each year, more than 200,000 of them dying, each year. “A preventable, treatable disease,” he said, “that is not being treated, […]

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48th Union World Conference: Global TB goals gain momentum while challenges among marginalized people, nations continue

Theme of “Accelerating Toward Elimination” opens Union World Conference on Lung Health GUADALAJARA, Mexico – If the theme of this year’s Union conference implies a destination that is nearly in sight, speakers at the opening session last night mapped the route there, listing the scientific and political advances they say can lead to taking elimination […]

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48th Union World Conference: Sex workers and drug users with HIV in rural Kenya have high death rates from tuberculosis

Targeted and prompt TB screening and HIV treatment provision are lacking GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Despite a decrease in the numbers of TB cases reported in Kilifi, […]

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