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Institute of Development Studies (UK)
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Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Old Disease – New Threat
A report from the UK's All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Tuberculosis details the country's role in fighting TB globally, and outlines further actions that can be taken to control the epidemic of drug-resistant TB.
ACTION’s Favorite Blogs
Staying current on the latest global health issues can be difficult. Check out some of the blogs we regularly read!
TB in the news - World Bank President Jim Kim, the History of TB, should we be worried, and more…
A great New England Journal of Medicine article from our friends at Partners in Health explains the history of the TB epidemic and the Gates Foundation blog asks, "Should we be worried about tuberculosis?". Newly appointed World Bank President, Jim Kim, blogs on his recent trip to South Africa and the work the Bank is doing to combat TB in mines.
TB Europe Coalition meeting with Moldovan advocates spurs action
Advocates from the TB Europe Coalition (TBEC) met with TB advocates in Chisinau and Balti, Moldova in mid-August. The visit was facilitated by the Centre for Health Policies and Studies (NGO Principal Recipient of the Global Fund for TB and HIV) and Speranta Terrei (a community-based organisation based in Balti working with TB patients). The main objectives of the TBEC visit were to inform local advocates about advocacy in the European Union, the Berlin Declaration and the M/XDR-TB Action Plan, to explore how TBEC might join forces with Moldovan NGOs.
Speed Up, Scale-Up: MSF Report on HIV Treatment Policies
Check out MSF's new report which highlights progress across 23 countries on HIV treatment strategies, tools and policies needed to increase treatment scale-up.
To attack HIV and AIDS, put an end to TB
Archbishop Desmond Tutu and South African businesswoman and TV host Gerry Elsdon write about the key to attacking the HIV epidemic - combating TB.
Save the Children UK: Health Sector Budget Advocacy
Read Save the Children UK's new report that guides civil society organizations (CSOs) in how to effectively advocate for increases in government support for health.
The Millennium Development Goals Report 2012
This is the latest progress report by the United Nations on the Millennium Development Goals, published July 2, 2012.