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 >>
USAID, through PEPFAR, and alongside many donor countries such as Germany, has been a strong supporter of the Global Fund to prevent and treat HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
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 […]
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 […]
There is some really exciting news in the world of TB diagnostics. If you haven’t heard already, there is a new molecular diagnostic test developed by Cepheid that has the potential to transform how TB is detected. The GeneXpert MTB/RIF assay can detect TB and mutations associated with rifampicin resistance in less than two hours […]
Last year on this blog, I wrote about why the United States and Eastern Europe and Eurasia need to work together to fight against multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR–TB). In the world of modern travel, these diseases are a plane ride away from our shores. As we commemorate World Tuberculosis Day this […]
Guest blogger Joanna Breitstein is the Director of Communications at the TB Alliance. At an event heralding the launch of a new clinical trial that tests tuberculosis drugs in combination, Robert Clay, Deputy Assistant Administrator in USAID’s Global Health Bureau, said that he wants researchers and those who oversee programs in countries to work more closely […]