Category Archives: TB

WHO’s new TB research framework to help high burden countries take leadership

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To develop tools to meet the goals set out in the World Health Organization End TB strategy, which includes reducing tuberculosis incidence by 80 percent and deaths by 90 percent by 2035, last week the WHO announced the launch of a global action framework for tuberculosis research. The framework outlines steps at global and national […]

TB diagnostic offers hope, while disease detection in highest burden country lags

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Imagine if patients with suspected tuberculosis, possibly drug resistant, could be diagnosed, no matter where they live, immediately and reliably at their local health centers — even if their local health centers had unreliable electricity, and no laboratory. It would be possible with a light-weight, portable wireless device that can be attached to a smartphone. The machine […]