Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) and the TB Alliance joined with pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca, Bayer, Sanofi and Tibotec in an innovative agreement to share information about tuberculosis (TB) compounds in their drug pipelines and speed the development of new regimens, including the most promising multi-drug treatments, regardless of sponsor. Science Speaks sat down with Mel Spigelman, MD, president and chief executive officer of the TB Alliance, to discuss the new collaboration, which promising drug combinations are coming down the pipeline, and how their work is expediting the process.
“We can begin to end the AIDS epidemic. Will we?”
AIDS advocacy groups took out a full page advertisement in the print edition of Thursday’s Politico. Utilizing quotes from political, scientific and religious leaders, the groups sent the message that we now have the tools to begin to end the AIDS epidemic – but will we follow through?
The 17th Core Group Meeting of the TB/HIV Working Group kicked off in Beijing China with opening remarks from Dr. Yu Jingin, director of the Disease Control Bureau of the China Ministry of Health, and Dr. Wang You, director of the China Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Dr. Jingin informed the international audience that China […]
The community responds to Clinton’s momentous speech
The U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton made a bold announcement Tuesday – that an AIDS free generation is possible and the U.S. will be working toward that goal. Aiming to reinvigorate the fight against global AIDS, she emphasized the leadership role the U.S. must play but, as administration folks have reiterated for several months, the U.S. cannot do it alone.
The following “What We’re Reading” collection is a compilation of recent articles making headlines in HIV and TB news.
Bill Gates’ Plan to Assist the World’s Poor: In this Washington Post op-ed, Bill Gates gave a preview to his report to the leaders of the world’s 20 major economies at Thursday’s G-20 Summit in France. According to the piece, his report on innovative ways to finance global development…