Daily Archives: June 18, 2009

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 […]

Update: House panel sets disappointing funding levels for HIV & TB programs

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There was disheartening news from the House today, where a key spending subcommittee divvied up funding for foreign affairs and appears to have left vital programs to fight global HIV/AIDS and TB without the robust resources they need to maintain momentum in the battle against these two deadly epidemics. Not all the details have been released […]

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 […]