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  • Posted by Michelle Imison on Nov 14, 2016  | 

    By the time you read this I’ll be home from Liverpool, in the north-west of England. where last week, on behalf of RESULTS Australia, I attended the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (‘The Union’). The 47th World Conference, addressed a wide range of issues affecting adult and child lung health including air pollution, pneumonia, tobacco control -- and, of course, tuberculosis (TB). Global scientific gatherings like this -- over 3000 people attended -- are, as you’d expect, very much about new biomedical discoveries: in bacteriology, immunology, drugs and diagnostics, disease prevention, patient care and links between TB and diseases such as HIV and diabetes. So this got me thinking: what is the role of advocacy at a scientific conference? Read more

  • The Power of Vaccines Heather Teixeira

    We can end pneumonia now

    Posted by Heather Teixeira on Nov 11, 2016  | 

    Last year, nearly a million children under five around the globe died from pneumonia. Despite a vaccine and antibiotic treatment that makes pneumonia both preventable and easily treated, it kills more children each year than either HIV, tuberculosis, or malaria. It’s unconscionable that children still die in such large numbers from something we can prevent and treat. On Saturday, November 12th, we will observe World Pneumonia Day to raise awareness of this injustice. Read more

  • Posted by Sabina Rogers on Aug 18, 2016  | 

    Abdusamad Latifov of STOP TB Partnership, Tajikistan and an ACTION media champion, spoke at the launch of action's new TB-HIV report, "From Policy to Practice." He told the assembled audience, "The progress made in TB and HIV services [in East Europe and Central Asia] is dangerously at risk if governments don’t step up to the plate to increase domestic funding." Read his full prepared remarks. Read more

  • Posted by Nandini Pillai on Aug 12, 2016  | 

    On the eve of the Olympic opening ceremony, Brazil, the UK, and Japan, hosted a Nutrition for Growth (N4G) event to discuss global progress made in tackling malnutrition and the need for increased investments and political commitments. ACTION also released an update to the N4G scorecard, which calls for bold new pledges at the next N4G summit at a re-commitment to delivering on 2013 pledges. Read more

  • Posted by David Bryden on Aug 04, 2016  | 

    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 deaths, few AIDS organizations discuss TB, and it is easy to get discouraged. Read more

  • Posted by RESULTS Australia on Aug 02, 2016  | 

    In an article on Croakey.org, Dr Michelle Imison, from the advocacy group, RESULTS International (Australia), outlines why Australians should be concerned about this “deadly duo” that is causing needless suffering and death on our doorstep, and what we can do about it. Read more

  • Posted by Mandy Slutsker on Jul 19, 2016  | 

    In 2015, TB surpassed HIV as the world’s leading infectious killer, in part, because progress against both epidemics has been held back by a failure to coordinate. The two epidemics fuel each other, but the global response has missed opportunities to use that linkage to catalyze faster progress against the “deadly duo” of TB-HIV. Read more

  • Posted by ACTION Secretariat, Washington, D.C. on Apr 29, 2016  | 

    Women and girls are the most vulnerable when it comes to diseases such as HIV and experience higher rates of poverty. The Global Fund is committed to advancing gender equality and improving the lives of women and girls by investing in the integration of tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV services with reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health care. Read more