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Ending a Global Epidemic of Tuberculosis in Children

Atsede Tefera with her daughter, Nigist, who was diagnosed with tuberculosis at a hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. / MSH Ethiopia

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

X-ray technicians in Cambodia are trained to identify characteristics that define TB. / Seak Kunrath

USAID is committed to a TB-free world. Join us on World TB Day 2015 to reach, cure and prevent to end TB.

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Latin America’s Slums and TB

A woman and child receive TB treatment. Photo credit: USAID

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 >>

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Improving Tuberculosis Treatment for Children

David Greeley, Senior Vice President at TB Alliance. Photo credit: TB Alliance

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 >>

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An Excellent ‘Xpert’ Diagnostic Test for Tuberculosis Infection

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 […]

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Living with Tuberculosis: A Personal Note

World TB Day has a special meaning for me, and it is not just because of my job as a USAID Health Officer in Kazakhstan.  It is because every morning for the past four months I have taken a daily isoniazid pill to treat my latent tuberculosis. Tuberculosis, or TB, is a contagious chronic bacterial […]

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Our Continued Common Struggle – World Tuberculosis Day 2012

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 […]

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USAID in the News

Weekly Briefing (3/21/2011–3/25/2011) March 22 The Sherman Oaks (CA) Patch reported that alongside a Fairfax, Virginia team, USAID dispatched 74 LA County firefighters to Japan two days after they returned from an earthquake rescue mission in New Zealand. In addition, six search and rescue dogs trained by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation helped firefighters […]

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An Ancient Disease, A Modern Day Development Challenge, A Child Who Deserves a Future

By: Clydette Powell, Medical Officer, Division of Infectious Diseases We need a game changer that puts innovation for Tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment at the forefront of our global health agenda. Unsanitary and unhealthy realities bred by third world conditions provide the perfect opportunity for this ancient disease to continue to spread through vulnerable populations. There […]

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