Category Archives: TB

USAID details TB work, results, continuing challenges in “Impact and Leadership” for 2013

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By the time Azmara Ashenafi’s multidrug-resistant tuberculosis was diagnosed, she had been wasting away, coughing and running fevers for three years. She had been on ineffective treatment for six months. Her three-year-old son had drug-resistant TB as well. The story of the young Ethiopian mother is highlighted in USAID’s Fiscal Year 2013 report, Impact and […]

To address TB, address social causes, say Pan-American health leaders

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When Dr. Jarbas Barbosa’s father practiced in Brazil decades ago, patients begged him to diagnose them with cancer, rather than tuberculosis. Back then,TB was worse than cancer. Now, Brazil is one of many countries in the Americas that have reached the Millennium Development goal of halving TB incidence, ahead of schedule. Barbosa, who is the […]

Tuberculosis control needs a complete and patient-centric solution

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The following is a guest post by Madhukar Pai of the McGill International TB Centre, Prashant Yadav of Montreal & Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and Ravi Anupindi of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Whether it is mobile phone service or vacation travel, good businesses know that success depends on providing a complete and customer-centric solution. Should patients with tuberculosis […]

TB budget cuts proposed as U.S. plans improved global disease responses

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“It is possible,” Dr. William Foege told an audience this morning, “To plan a rational future.” Foege, a former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director credited with heading the strategy that eradicated smallpox, was speaking to a gathering of CDC country post leaders planning to improve disease responses worldwide. He remembered earlier days in […]