Category Archives: Pacific Health Summit

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At MDR-TB summit's end, expressions of frustration

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This live blog is from the Pacific Health Summit in Seattle, a three-day meeting that opened Tuesday night. Its focus is the global response to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. The Pacific Health Summit ended today with expressions of frustration from both activists and global leaders in the world’s lack of progress against tuberculosis — especially controlling drug-resistant […]

The question of universal access for TB patients

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This live blog is from the Pacific Health Summit in Seattle, a three-day meeting that opened Tuesday night. Its focus is the global response to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. In the world of HIV/AIDS, a long rallying cry has been universal access for treatment. Now it’s coming to the world of TB – and likely for other […]

Newsmaker: Seeking partners in Russia to fight MDR-TB

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This live blog is from the Pacific Health Summit in Seattle, a three-day meeting that opened Tuesday night. Its focus is the global response to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Vladimir Troitskiy, head of medical department for Russia’s Federal Penitentiary System, under the Minister of Justice, told people attending the Pacific Health Summit on Wednesday that Russia was […]

Calls for strengthened lab capacity, service delivery and better policy–while resource question looms large

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Editor’s Note: This is another dispatch from the Pacific Health Summit, filed by Christine Lubinski, director of the Center for Global Health Policy. Following NIAID Director Anthony Fauci’s powerful call for a transformative research agenda for tuberculosis, other presenters highlighted the challenges in wooing pharmaceutical companies, biotech firms and young researchers to the field of […]

Photographs from the TB front-lines

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This live blog is from the Pacific Health Summit in Seattle, a three-day meeting that opened Tuesday night. Its focus is the global response to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. When renowned photojournalist James Nachtwey went on assignment to document the depth of the world’s tuberculosis problem, he says he witnessed pain everywhere. “ I try to put […]

Fighting TB in the mountains of Lesotho

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This live blog is from the Pacific Health Summit in Seattle, a three-day meeting that opened Tuesday night. Its focus is the global response to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. At one session at the Pacific Health Summit today, Dr. Mphu Ramatlapeng, Lesotho’s minister of health, told delegates that the best way for developing countries to fight TB […]

Fauci: New TB research agenda desperately needed

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This live blog is from the Pacific Health Summit in Seattle, a three-day meeting that opened Tuesday night. Its focus is the global response to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Anthony Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told the Pacific Health Summit today that it […]