Category Archives: TB

Acting globally and locally –TB community activists form worldwide coalition

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A group of tuberculosis community activists is taking their quest for representation in responses to TB global, joining efforts across borders to make their voices heard, an announcement this week says. The Global Coalition of TB Activists came together at a February Stop TB Partnership meeting in Geneva, the announcement says, with the aim of […]

TB Week: Tuberculosis control in India — time to think beyond DOTS

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In the week leading up to International Tuberculosis Day, which commemorates the discovery by Robert Koch of the cause of the disease in 1882, Science Speaks will look at issues, events and efforts to confront this lasting and global health threat. Today’s guest post by Dr. Madhukar Pai looks at the need for an evolving […]

TB Week: Integration, involvement, a “holistic” approach key to linking women and tuberculosis care

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When a week of events focusing on the worldwide impact of tuberculosis brings together a group to talk about women’s health and diplomacy, it needs to be a broad-based group, and it was. For a start, the talk at the Washington Club in Washington, DC was sponsored by The Center for Global Health and Diplomacy, […]

TB Week: Survivors and allies recount illness, treatment, and loss

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In the week leading up to International Tuberculosis Day, which commemorates the discovery by Robert Koch of the cause of the disease in 1882, Science Speaks will look at issues, events and efforts to confront this lasting and global health threat. When South African nurse Pat Bond got sick in 2010, doctors treated her for […]

TB Week: U.S. Senators, Ambassador visiting Haiti prison see interaction of justice and health

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In the week leading up to International Tuberculosis Day, which commemorates the discovery by Robert Koch of the cause of the disease in 1882, Science Speaks will look at issues, events and efforts to confront this lasting and global health threat. Recently, Science Speaks reported on a WHO bulletin that pointed to the impact of […]