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Stockouts among obstacles to TB/HIV treatment monitoring, training evaluation finds

Training may have supported care outcome improvements In South Africa, where in 2014 an estimated 6,8 million people were living with HIV, and where an estimated 450,000 people became sick with tuberculosis that year, healthcare providers equipped to meet their needs are stretched thin, and training to help nurses manage patients who are infected with […]

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Hepatitis preventable, treatable, beatable, but its toll is increasing, WHO report shows

In a report documenting multiple missed opportunities to detect, treat, cure, and prevent transmission of hepatitis B and C viruses, the World Health Organization recently released its first global estimates of the impact of the infections, showing their toll in 2015 exceeded deaths caused by HIV, and was comparable to the number of deaths caused […]

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On World Malaria Day we’re reading about a disease that highlights health system and service gaps, and why that matters more than ever

The road ahead to malaria eradication – As CDC Malaria Branch Chief Patrick Kachur notes here, today’s theme of “End Malaria for Good” is catchy, but, if one is to take it seriously, requires a look at the threats to controlling, let alone eliminating the disease in areas where resources have remained limited. The continued […]

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Stockouts among obstacles to TB/HIV treatment monitoring, training evaluation finds

Training may have supported care outcome improvements In South Africa, where in 2014 an estimated 6,8 million people were living with HIV, and where an estimated […]

Tuberculosis

National Action Plan for Combatting MDR-TB continues to be a work in progress

First year report describes assessments of needs, strategies, opportunities In December 2015, tuberculosis response advocates welcomed the release of a White House National Action Plan for […]

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Semifinalists in NIH/BARDA diagnostic test challenge aim to thwart antimicrobial resistance

Submissions propose tests to ward of unnecessary, ineffective antibiotic use “Think ‘home pregnancy test’ but for nearly any infectious disease,” — specifically for drug-resistant gonorrhea — one […]

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Hepatitis preventable, treatable, beatable, but its toll is increasing, WHO report shows

In a report documenting multiple missed opportunities to detect, treat, cure, and prevent transmission of hepatitis B and C viruses, the World Health Organization recently released […]