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  • Ending the TB EpidemicInvesting in NutritionThe Power of Vaccines Grace Virtue, Ph.D.

    Extreme poverty in Haiti: Why we must do more to end it

    Posted by Grace Virtue, Ph.D. on Jan 23, 2017  | 

    Throughout the world, particularly in the Global South, millions of people begin each day struggling with how to satisfy their most basic needs. Where to get food or water. Making do with non-existent or communal sanitary facilities. Limited or no access to dental or medical care. High exposure to contagious diseases. The constant threat of conflict or disasters — which is never far removed from situations of extreme poverty. Read more

  • Posted by Grace Virtue, Ph.D. on Dec 01, 2016  | 

    World AIDS Day, observed December 1st, is an opportunity both to call attention to the continuing challenges to end infections globally, and in the case of Haiti, to shed new light on the link between poverty, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and other diseases, and the need for deep and coordinated efforts across the issues. 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 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

  • Posted by Mandy Slutsker on Mar 24, 2015  | 

    As a global community, we have placed minimal effort in curbing the spread of TB. Instead, we’ve created a superbug. Read more

  • Posted by Angela Pereira on Mar 16, 2015  | 

    We spoke to advocates from Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia on the challenges and opportunities surrounding efforts to find, treat, and cure everyone with TB and HIV. Read more

  • Ending the TB Epidemic Angela Pereira

    What’s the World TB Story?

    Posted by Angela Pereira on Mar 25, 2014  | 

    World TB Day 2014 was packed with ACTION -- afraid you missed something? We've summed up the highlights as the global TB-fighting community rallied around a call to reach the 3 million people who have TB, but don't receive the care they need. Read more