Category Archives: TB

Tuberculosis panel: U.S. effort must focus, prioritize, coordinate

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With the resources allotted to fight tuberculosis worldwide inadequate to demands of a pandemic complicated by drug-resistant strains and the impact of HIV globally, the United States will need to better lead, coordinate, focus and prioritize its efforts, or risk seeing domestic and international goals compromised. That is among the conclusions of a summary report […]

TAG’s TB drug guide aims to equip activists

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While the impact of tuberculosis grew over the last decades of the 20th century, with drug resistant forms of the disease and HIV fueling its spread and slowing cures, the drugs used to treat TB have not changed. Bedaquiline and delaminid are the only new TB drugs to have been approved in over forty years, […]

When XDR-TB spread in Mumbai, “lots of togetherness” led to a path of solutions

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In Mumbai, the challenges to controlling the spread of drug-resistant TB are as dense, diverse and sprawling as the place itself. A small dot on the map, it is a “mega city,” as Mumbai TB officer Dr. Minni Khetarpal notes. It is the economic capital of India, the most urbanized region, and an epicenter for […]