Category Archives: TB

The Power of PEPFAR

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AIDS mortality in South Africa has seen an observed decrease at the population level from 2006-09 — the first time since the epidemic began, according to Jeffrey Klausner, MD, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Pretoria. He presented on the impact of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) […]

What We’re Reading

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Dr. Sten H. Vermund – a member of the Center’s Scientific Advisory Board – released a new report in Current HIV/AIDS Reports this week on the significance, challenges and opportunities in combination HIV prevention strategies. He suggests that these “prevention packages” be scaled up and their effectiveness evaluated.

A Lancet article this week examines the Stop TB Partnership. The piece outlines challenges to tuberculosis control and proposes solutions.  It argues that treatment should be integrated into efforts to reduce poverty and treatment of other diseases that often co-exist with tuberculosis, and specific goals should be set to “inspire new partners to push for tuberculosis elimination.”

This week, the World Health Organization released its first report on neglected tropical diseases.  Erin Hohlfelder at the ONE blog has a good post on the significance of this publication, saying it is the end of “report neglect” on NTDs.