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High TB Rates Among Children in Cape Town Should Set Off Alarms in Washington

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As the Obama Administration re-jiggers US foreign assistance policy in general and global health in particular, this op-ed by Dr. Robin Wood, a leading South African physician-researcher, highlights a growing—but little-noticed—explosion in tuberculosis in Cape Town. His startling research there, focusing on TB rates among young children, is a sign of the escalating threat posed […]

South African Scientist's Visit to Washington Brings Fresh Attention to Global HIV & TB

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As ScienceSpeaks readers know, the Center for Global Health Policy brought Dr. Robin Wood, director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town, to Washington last week for a series of policy meetings, community forums and press interviews. The media effort has already paid off with fresh attention to the twin […]

DOTS Not Enough When it Comes to TB in South Africa

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Dr. Robin Wood, director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre in Cape Town, has many startling slides to illustrate the astronomical problem of tuberculosis in South Africa—from photos of desperately poor, overcrowded shantytowns in the Western Cape to graphs that document the escalating rates of HIV/TB co-infection in his native country. But there’s one image […]

Live Webcast on Global TB Featuring Renowned South African Physician/Scientist

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The Kaiser Family Foundation will hold a live, interactive webcast on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 1 p.m. EDT on the threat of tuberculosis and the U.S. strategy for combating this ancient deadly disease. An expert panel is set to discuss this growing global health threat, including two of the U.S. government’s top infectious disease specialists […]

At HIV/TB Session, the Good, the Bad, and the Promising

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Note: From July 19-22, the Center for Global Health Policy’s staff will be live blogging from the International AIDS Society 2009 meeting in Cape Town. This post was written by Center director Christine Lubinski, who attended a two-day pre-meeting on HIV/TB co-infection. Despite the scope and gravity of HIV/TB confection, there are glimmers of hope from […]