Daily Archives: October 30, 2014

HIV R4P: HIV prevention science and community meet at Crossroads

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“When we say relationship, we mean relationship,” Professor Linda-Gail Bekker said today. “It’s not like the relationship with your banker, it’s like the relationship with your mother.” It includes doing the wash, minding the kids, calling before the holidays with reminders to make sure to stay in touch . . . “Whatever it takes to get the […]

45th Union World Conference on Lung Health: TB kills more people every day than Ebola has killed to date says British MP Nick Herbert

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Barcelona, Spain — “TB kills more people every day than Ebola has killed to date,” UK Parliamentarian, Nick Herbert said in a plenary address at the Union Conference on Wednesday. “If this disease had re-emerged in the West, we would now have a vaccine and better drugs,”  said the man who formed an all-party parliamentary […]

45th Union World Conference on Lung Health: MSF finds deadly gaps in responses to drug-resistant TB

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BARCELONA, Spain — Wrong-headed policies and practices and serious gaps in care for drug resistant TB are fueling a worldwide public health crisis, said Médecins Sans Frontières in a new report, Out of Step, released today at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health. The report surveys eight countries, India, Uzbekistan, Russian Federation, Myanmar, Brazil, South […]

45th Union World Conference on Lung Health: Plenary speakers push for patient-centered bold goals to end TB

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Barcelona, Spain — Wednesday evening’s opening provided a mix of activists, prestigious health ministers and parliamentarians all of whom called for bold action to eliminate the toll of death and illness associated with the world’s longest standing infectious disease — tuberculosis. Activists from South Africa and Los Angeles led the list of prestigious speakers by detailing the […]