Monthly Archives: June 2009

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 […]

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 […]

Key Decision on TB and AIDS Funding Looms in the U.S. House

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Editor’s Note: We will be blogging today about the House Appropriations subcommittee meeting, filing an update on funding levels for global health programs. So check back to see what happens! At last week’s HIV/AIDS Implementers’ Meeting in Namibia, participants expressed deep concern about the commitment among donor nations to maintaining the momentum in the global fight […]

Guest blog: A scientific review of HIV/AIDS conference

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Please note: the HIV Implementers Liveblog has concluded.  Please visit the main page of the Science Speaks blog at http://sciencespeaks.wordpress.com for further articles and coverage of other events. Caroline Ryan is the author of this post. Ryan is Director of Program Services and Chief Technical Officer in the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, […]

A few final thoughts

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Editor’s Note: Check back on Sunday, when we expect a few more guest bloggers to weigh in with their impressions and insights from the conference. It has been busy — and full of challenging issues. The HIV/AIDS Implementers’ Meeting this year in Windhoek (which ends early Sunday) has been quite different from any of the […]