A new analysis reveals how a persistent divide between policy and practice threatens to impede progress on childhood TB in Africa. Join us on World TB Day to learn more about how we’re working to overcome this and fight TB — a preventable and curable disease.
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Reach, Cure, Prevent to End TB
USAID is committed to a TB-free world. Join us on World TB Day 2015 to reach, cure and prevent to end TB.
To Win the Fight Against AIDS, We Must First Defeat TB
This week, tremendous and unprecedented progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS is being celebrated around the world by the HIV and AIDS community. The world has definitely made crushing AIDS a top priority and we’ve been able to accomplish what many would have said 15 years ago was impossible.
Improved TB Diagnosis & Treatment: Research and Innovation Urgently Needed to Address Global Epidemic
In 1882, Dr. Robert Koch discovered Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes TB.
Health and Economic Returns on Science and Innovation Investments for Global Health
Much work is to be done. Global diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis take eight lives per minute. Read more >>
Latin America’s Slums and TB
The control of tuberculosis in Latin America requires social, economic, and environmental interventions to improve living conditions and increase access to health services. Read more >>
Improving Tuberculosis Treatment for Children
USAID is teaming up with TB Alliance to change course, help our children, and brighten the future prospects for the youngest TB patients. Read more >>
Video of the Week: Voices of TB
This moving three-minute video features the powerful voices of TB survivors from around the world.
From the Field: Imams Encourage TB Treatment in Tajikistan
As a community health specialist with USAID’s Quality Health Care Project in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, I educate community members, medical workers, patients, and their families about tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis, treatment, and infection control. My job involves being constantly available and responsive to the needs of patients and their families, and I tend to work unusual hours […]
Achieving an HIV- and TB-Free Generation
Originally posted to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation blog. Too many people around the world have forgotten about the dangers of tuberculosis – particularly for mothers and children. TB is a highly contagious bacterial infection that can be spread in saliva, most often through coughing, sneezing, or exhaling in close quarters. While TB has […]