Daily Archives: December 2, 2015

Union World Conference on Lung Health: World leaders call for immediate investments to end TB

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Global and national leaders met this week at the Union World Conference on Lung Health in Cape Town to endorse the Stop TB Partnership’s new plan to end the tuberculosis epidemic by 2035. The plan calls for diagnosing and treating at least 90 percent of all people infected with tuberculosis, including […]

Union World Conference on Lung Health: Better medicines to treat TB in children arrive

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Today the TB Alliance, UNITAID and partners announced the availability of simple to administer and affordable medicines in the correct doses to treat tuberculosis in children. With 140,000 children globally who die of the curable disease every year, the announcement, made at the Union Lung Health conference in Cape Town, South […]

While “Time to Act is Now,” boundaries, barriers and delineations that marginalize still stand between HIV service provision and need

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In its function as a source of inspiration, a World AIDS Day theme must be unambiguous and positive, and leave out nuances that might offend or discourage, with the result this year of  “The Time to Act is Now.” More upbeat than “Don’t stop now,” less daunting than “Try harder,” and more forgiving than “Better […]