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RESULTS' Legacy of TB Advocacy

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most pressing global health challenges of our time. Despite being preventable and curable, TB kills approximately 250,000 people a year. What’s more, curing TB requires a lengthy treatment period, which is often interrupted by poor access and adherence to therapy. Moreover, multi-drug resistant strains of TB are emerging at alarming rates in several regions across…

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PQM Increases the Supply of, and Affordability of, Life-Saving Anti-TB Medication

This guest post was provided by GHC member United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP). The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) promotes and supports end-to-end quality assurance across health systems in partnership with regulatory authorities, policymakers, donors, and other key stakeholders. Through multiple programs, USP provides technical assistance, workforce development, and sets standards to improve access to…

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A year in review: The top stories in global health innovation that shaped 2016

This guest post was written by Kat Kelley, Senior Program Assistant at Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), and originally appeared on GHTC’s website. 2016 was a year that ushered in significant shifts in the global health landscape. We witnessed the waning of the Ebola epidemic and the waxing of the Zika outbreak; important leadership changes…

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Accelerating the start of appropriate TB treatment in Odesa

 This member spotlight story was provided by Chemonics Ukraine’s Odesa Oblast (region) has one of the highest tuberculosis (TB) and TB/HIV co-infection burden in the country. The situation is complicated by the spread of drug resistance. In 2014 alone, 674 new multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases were detected in the oblast. The molecular diagnostic technique GeneXpert provides rapid…

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AIDS 2016: A reason for optimism for TB advocates

This blog was cross-posted from Action Global Health Advocacy Partnership, and written by David Bryden As a tuberculosis (TB) advocate attending the International AIDS Conference, I am used to TB seeming quite extraneous to the burning issues that animate most activists, leaders and the media attending the meetings. Despite being responsible for 1 in 3 AIDS-related…

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GHC WHA Statement on Agenda Item 14.4 – Global action plan on antimicrobial resistance

Chairperson, Honorable Ministers, distinguished delegates, and colleagues, GHC in collaboration with PATH would like to take this opportunity to highlight several issues for your consideration regarding agenda item 14.5. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) anticipates the world will be polio-free by 2019. While global leaders rally to safely complete polio eradication, of both wild…

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Nix-TB: Testing a Cure for XDR-TB

Earlier this year, TB Alliance and partners launched a unique and groundbreaking clinical trial, known as Nix-TB (New Investigational Drugs for XDR-TB), to evaluate a completely new combination therapy for XDR-TB (extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis). The all-oral regimen is comprised of drugs with minimal pre-existing resistance, and has the potential to shorten, simplify, and improve treatment for…

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GHC Submits Statements to the Sixty-Eighth World Health Assembly (WHA)

This year, GHC submitted seven statements to the WHA in collaboration with a member organizations. These statements can be found below (corresponding to their agenda items). All submitted statements will be recorded in the WHA’s final record. 11.2 Framework of engagement with non-State actors 14.1 Monitoring the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals 14.2 Health…

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Improving Tuberculosis Care for Children

By Jeffrey Starke, MD, FAAP, liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases Despite the availability of inexpensive diagnostic tests, curative and preventive therapies, and the widespread use of the BCG vaccines, tuberculosis (TB) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality among children, and its lack of control is one of…

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