Category Archives: TB

PEPFAR takes a hit in 2012 funding bill; Military HIV Research Program sustains funding after close call

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***UPDATE 12/19: The final spending bill for FY 2012 was agreed to by the Senate. The resolution to fund the emergency spending bill with an across the board 1.83 percent cut to most discretionary funds did not pass. Also of interest, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) domestic TB budget for FY 2012 […]

Global Fund explains “Transitional Funding Mechanism” — No funding for HIV treatment scale up

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The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria released an “Information Note” explaining the Transitional Funding Mechanism (TFM) that the Fund Board recently decided would replace a Round 11 funding cycle. The information note and accompanying documentation are meant to aid applicants in the development of proposals for TFM funding. According to the Fund, […]

CDC releases new 12-dose treatment guidelines for latent TB infection

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled new guidelines Thursday for the treatment of latent tuberculosis infection in the U.S. with a 12-dose regimen, administered once-weekly under directly observed therapy. The current regimen requires daily drug administration over nine months, making the new treatment simpler and easier for patients. People with LTBI are infected […]

Public funding for neglected diseases takes a hit in 2010, public health advances in jeopardy

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A group that tracks funding for neglected diseases released its fourth annual report Wednesday, showing for the first time since 2007 a decrease in government and public spending in global health research and development. The Global Funding of Innovation for Neglected Diseases (G-FINDER) survey report, conducted by Policy Cures and funded by the Bill & […]

Paul Farmer on building up Haiti – a long-term investment

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“We need equity strategies to deliver the vaccines, diagnostics [and] therapeutics to those that need them most,” said Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, of Harvard Medical School and Partners in Health (PIH) speaking at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Tuesday afternoon in Philadelphia. He showed a picture of […]