Category Archives: TB

Global health community applauds nomination of Dr. Jim Kim for World Bank president

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Much to the delight of global and domestic HIV/AIDs and tuberculosis (TB) advocates, President Obama announced Friday his nomination of Jim Yong Kim, MD, PhD, for the post of president of the World Bank. Kim has served Dartmouth College president since 2009. “Jim has spent more than two decades working to improve conditions in developing […]

USAID Administrator Shah meets with TB advocates; announces two new centers

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The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Dr. Rajiv Shah met with tuberculosis (TB) advocates from various organizations Friday, the day before World TB Day. The group discussed how to do more to combat TB disease in a time of shrinking budgets, when USAID’s support is needed to push several key TB […]

Journals give access to TB articles

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To commemorate World TB Day, the editors of Clinical Infectious Diseases and the Journal of Infectious Diseases have made various articles about tuberculosis freely available until the end of March.  Topics range from recent advances in TB diagnostics, to new TB drugs, to how smoking affects TB susceptibility. Both journals are publications of the Infectious […]