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CDC U.S., global TB data highlight worldwide needs for extended screening, preventive treatment, access to newest medicines

Releasing the most recent domestic and global data on tuberculosis incidence in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasized that while rates of new cases continue to drop, they are not declining swiftly enough to reach important and achievable goals. Those goals include ones agreed to […]

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WHO finalizes MDR-TB treatment guidance recommending shift from injections

Including recommendations that injected drugs with permanent debilitating side effects not be included in longer treatment regimens against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, and the inclusion of the most recently added drugs, bedaquiline and delamanid in those treatments, the World Health Organization today released updated guidelines for treating TB that does not respond to first line treatments. The […]

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CUGH 2019: Researchers say training, resources for the “private sector,” including traditional healers, will be critical to TB control

CHICAGO – To find the missing tuberculosis cases that go unreported each year, national TB programs will have to reach out to the places where the most people seek care, researchers said here. And that’s not in public hospitals or clinics where capacities to respond to TB already exist, but in the private sector in […]

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STREAM Trial: Nine-month regimen for drug-resistant tuberculosis brings “promising cure rates”

A randomized, multi-country clinical trial testing a regimen for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis in less than a year against the up to two-year regimen recommended by the World Health Organization in 2011 guidelines, substantiates earlier observed findings showing comparable success rates between the two. The STREAM trial (Standard Treatment Regimen of Anti-Tuberculosis drugs for patients with […]

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HIV

What we’re reading: Thoughts on the White House budget proposal against a plan to eliminate U.S. HIV incidence

Since the president’s Feb. 5 State of the Union address pledge to end transmissions of HIV in the United States in the next 10 years, and […]

Tuberculosis

CDC U.S., global TB data highlight worldwide needs for extended screening, preventive treatment, access to newest medicines

Releasing the most recent domestic and global data on tuberculosis incidence in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

Research & Development

Vaccinations begin in new Zika prevention trial

A trial to test the safety of, and immune response prompted by, the latest candidate for a vaccine to protect against Zika virus infection has begun […]

Policy

Weighing the options for evaluation data: Are routine health data enough?

The following is a guest post by Emily Weaver, PhD, of MEASURE Evaluation Health projects and donors in low-resource countries increasingly aim to leverage existing data […]