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.
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.
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.
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.