Blog entries tagged: R&D

  • Posted by ACTION Guest on Apr 03, 2017  | 

    By Ari Probandari, MD | World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, observed March 24 each year, calls attention to the disease as one of the world’s oldest and deadliest. The date commemorates the 1882 announcement by Dr. Robert Koch that he had discovered the cause of the highly infectious disease: the tubercle bacillus. Under the theme, “Unite to End TB,” advocacy groups are intensifying efforts to reach the World Health Organization’s (WHO) goal to eliminate the disease by 2030. Read more

  • Ending the TB Epidemic

    Addressing the needs of TB patients

    Posted by ACTION Guest on Mar 31, 2017  | 

    By Enrique Delgado | The impact of tuberculosis (TB) on people and communities worldwide is obvious in frightening statistics, revealing that close to two million people die each year from a disease that is preventable and treatable. Those numbers don’t tell the full story, however. Read more

  • Posted by ACTION Guest on Mar 27, 2017  | 

    The reality is that tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne disease; anyone can contract it. Read about her firsthand experienced with TB when she was diagnosed with TB in 2011 and drug-resistant TB in 2012 and her efforts to call attention to the prevalence of TB that causes so much suffering in her home country, South Africa. Read more

  • Ending the TB Epidemic Waiswa Nkwanga

    Fight TB through education

    Posted by Waiswa Nkwanga on Mar 24, 2017  | 

    When people in West Africa started dying from Ebola, communities had no idea what was killing them. People resorted to rumors and allegations of foul play, such as the damaging claim that Westerners created the virus to combat population growth. This only exacerbated the problem and fueled stigma against those affected by the disease. It was a classic example of the fallout from weak public health institutions and a lack of education around the health threats that the region faced. Read more

  • Posted by Mandy Slutsker on Oct 22, 2014  | 

    New numbers from the WHO show that 39,000 people diagnosed with drug-resistant TB are on waiting lists to get life-saving drugs – the first time such a waiting list number has been released. Read more

  • Posted by ACTION Guest on Aug 02, 2013  | 

    A guest blog from Ugandan TB advocate Robert Nakibumba on the need to sensitize communities on the limitations of the current TB vaccine. Read more

  • Posted by ACTION Interns on Jul 18, 2013  | 

    Every time I visited the pediatrician as a child, I remember bringing along with me a yellow card that closely resembled a report card. Read more

  • Ending the TB Epidemic Morgan McMahon

    Medicine: Quantity vs Quality

    Posted by Morgan McMahon on Jul 16, 2013  | 

    When fighting global infectious disease, which matters more: drug quantity or quality? Read more