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Nigeria:Chevron Contributes $5m to HIV Fund to in Nigeria
[Vanguard] Chevron Nigeria Limited, (CNL), an affiliate of Chevron Corporation (Chevron), announced the disbursement of US$2.5 million donated by Chevron to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), for the implementation of the Chevron-Global Fund Anti-Retroviral Treatment Service Maintenance Program (ART Program), in Delta, Bayelsa, Ondo and Lagos States. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gastric acid suppressant lansoprazole may target tuberculosis
(University College London) A cheap and widely used drug, used to treat conditions such as heartburn, gastritis and ulcers, could work against the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB), according to new research published in PLOS Medicine, from UCL and the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Global Health: Nearly 21 Million Now Receiving AIDS Drugs, U.N. Agency Says
‘ Remarkable progress ’ has been made, Unaids said, but millions more worldwide require treatment. Young women are especially hard hit. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) UNAIDS Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Africa Source Type: news

Yale engineering team developing a tiny device to improve global health
Yale engineers are working to develop a novel method that could dramatically change how tuberculosis is diagnosed and treated. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

4th high-level plenary session at the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference
Your Excellency Dr Veronika Skvortsova, my dear sister, Minister of Health of the Russian Federation, Esteemed WHO regional directors, honourable ministers, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], tuberculosis [subject], tb, tuberculosis [subject], tb, Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

New global commitment to end tuberculosis
(Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: tuberculosis [subject], tb, tuberculosis [subject], tb, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Malawi:Story Workshop Takes TB Awareness to Nsanje Prison Inmates
[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -Story Workshop has advised Nsanje inmates to undergo Tuberculosis (TB) testing since they are vulnerable to such diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ending TB means investing in R & D
(Burness) This week, as health ministers, diplomats and other representatives meet to discuss tuberculosis (TB) at the World Health Organization (WHO) Ministerial Conference in Moscow, millions of people are suffering from the disease. The governments around the world can and must end this suffering through a major and sustained investment in TB research and development (R&D).   (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UN-led ministerial conference in Moscow agrees universal commitment to end tuberculosis
On Friday, 75 ministers announced a landmark agreement to take urgent action to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 at the conclusion of a World Health Organization (WHO) conference in Moscow, Russia, on eradicating the world's deadliest infectious disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could Giant Rats Help Fight Tuberculosis in Major Cities? Could Giant Rats Help Fight Tuberculosis in Major Cities?
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Angola:Angola Participates in WHO Conference
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola is participating on Thursday and Friday in the first Ministerial Conference of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuberculosis, which is taking place in Moscow, Russia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

First WHO Global Ministerial Conference: Ending TB in the SDG Era
(Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: director-general [subject], director-general [subject], director-general [subject], tuberculosis [subject], tb, Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

Africa:Could Giant Rats Help Fight Tuberculosis in Major Cities?
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The rats learn to recognize the presence of TB in samples of mucus (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Progression from infection to pulmonary tuberculosis follows distinct timeline
(PLOS) Researchers have uncovered a sequence of biological processes that occur in humans infected with the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis as the infection progresses to pulmonary tuberculosis, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MSF and Stop TB Partnership at Global Ministerial Meeting on TB: High TB Prevalence Countries Must Urgently Meet New Global Testing and Treatment Standards
November 15, 2017Ahead of the first-ever Global Ministerial Conference on “Ending TB” in Moscow, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Stop TB Partnership, and tens of thousands of supporters called for countries with the most people affected by tuberculosis (TB) to implement the latest intern ational treatment and testing standards by World TB Day, March 24, 2018. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

New chief of Global Fund says accountability is 'imperative'
The new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria says he is committed to ensuring the group is as transparent as possible about how billions of dollars are dispersed to fight the three killer diseases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New chief of Global Fund says accountability is "imperative"
The new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria says he is committed to ensuring the group is as transparent as possible about how billions of dollars are dispersed to fight the three killer diseases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Prisoners Urged to Go for Early TB Screening
[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -The Story Workshop, a Media Non Governmental Organization (NGO) that aims at promoting social change is conducting sensitization activities in prisons meant to assist inmates observe signs of Tuberculosis so that they seek early treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Peter Sands Named Head of Global Disease-Fighting Agency
The new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria faces an uphill battle: raising more money as lethal epidemics keep cropping up. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Appointments and Executive Changes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Tuberculosis Malaria Foreign Aid Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Standard Chartered Bank PLC Sands, Peter Alexander Source Type: news

Nigeria:Global Fund Gets Chevron's N2 Billion to Reduce HIV Infections, Boost Treatment
[Guardian] Determined to reduce estimated 220,000 new Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) infections, 160, 000 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)-related deaths, 37,000 Mother-To-Child Transmission (MTCT) of the virus as well as improve access to treatment for people living with the disease, Chevron Nigeria Limited, (CNL), an affiliate of Chevron Corporation (Chevron), has announced the disbursement of US$5 million (N2 billion) to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Chevron Contributes $5 Million to HIV Fund to in Nigeria
[Vanguard] Chevron Nigeria Limited, (CNL), an affiliate of Chevron Corporation (Chevron), announced today the disbursement of US$2.5 million donated by Chevron to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), for the implementation of the Chevron-Global Fund Anti-Retroviral Treatment Service Maintenance Program (ART Program), in Delta, Bayelsa, Ondo and Lagos States. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Expert - 5 Million People Die of Diabetes Annually
[This Day] Bauchi -Diabetes has been described as one of the most deadly diseases in the world that claims lives frequently more than other epidemics like the Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV), malaria, tuberculosis etc, as about five million patients in the world die of the disease annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Comprehensive health study in India finds rise of non-communicable diseases
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) A new state-by-state health analysis in India finds that over two decades heart- and lung-related conditions, as well as other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), have surpassed infectious diseases, such as diarrhea and tuberculosis, as the nation's leading killers. The extent of this difference, however, varies significantly among the nation's 29 states and seven union territories. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alcohol and Smoking and the Risk of Active Tuberculosis Alcohol and Smoking and the Risk of Active Tuberculosis
What is the association between alcohol consumption, smoking, and the risk for active tuberculosis?BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Native American Heritage/ Endowment / Research News
This study evaluates treatment outcomes from a clinical cohort with task-sharing between a clinical nurse practitioner and a medical officer. The researchers examined opportunities to increase treatment rates for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa.     Read more   Climate Change ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - November 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Treatment for Latent Tuberculosis Can Be Self-Administered, Study Suggests
Self-administered weekly treatment for latent tuberculosis "may be an acceptable strategy" in the U.S., according to the authors of a noninferiority trial published in... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Six dead in Minnesota tuberculosis outbreak
A tuberculosis outbreak in Ramsey County, Minnesota, has infected 17 people and killed six. Fourteen of those who contracted the disease are from the elderly Hmong community. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Self-Administered Therapy a Viable Option for Latent TB Self-Administered Therapy a Viable Option for Latent TB
Self-administered, once-weekly therapy found to be noninferior to directly observed therapy for patients with latent tuberculosis infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Nov. 7, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Chopin Died from Complications of TB: Researchers Composer Frederic Chopin died from complications of tuberculosis, say researchers who examined... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Treatment for Latent Tuberculosis Can Be Self-Administered, Study Suggests (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Self-administered weekly treatment for latent tuberculosis " may be an acceptable strategy " in the U.S., according to the authors of a noninferiority trial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.Some 1000 adults with … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Chopin ’ s Heart, Pickled in a Jar, Offers Clues to his Death
The heart of the Polish composer, preserved for nearly 170 years, was examined by scientists who say he most likely died of tuberculosis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANNALISA QUINN Tags: Classical Music Chopin, Frederic American Journal of Medicine Research Tuberculosis Poland Source Type: news

Trial shows most people will complete treatment for latent TB without direct observation
(American College of Physicians) A phase 4 randomized clinical trial found that self-administered treatment for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) had a high rate of treatment completion in the United States, Spain, and Hong Kong among a diverse patient population. This is significant because transition from latent TB to active disease accounts for an estimated 86 percent of active TB cases in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What Causes White Nails?
Discussion The nail matrix covers the area of the nail plate, and extends proximally in a crescent moon shape with the edges of the crescent extending proximally and inferiorly toward the underlying bone. The nail matrix is a multilayered epithelium that physiologically produces keratinization and gives rise to the nail plate. The distal matrix forms the lower 2/3s of the nail plate and the proximal matrix forms the upper 1/3 of the nail plate. the thickness of the nail plate is proportion to the matrix’s thickness. The nail plate’s free edge contour follows the shape of the nail’s lunula. Melanocytes occ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Lesotho:Lesotho Registers Gains in TB Fight
[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO has registered modest gains in its war against the highly infectious and deadly tuberculosis (TB) disease amid World Health Organisation (WHO) revelations that the country has achieved a seven percent decline in TB incidence rates since 2010. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Global Tuberculosis Report 2017
World Health Organization. 10/30/2017 This 262-page annual report provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, and of progress in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease at global, regional, and country levels. It discusses how TB is the main cause of deaths related to antimicrobial resistance. Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) remains a public health crisis and a health security threat. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Tuberculosis The End TB Strategy Areas of work TB publications TB data News, events and features About us Global tuberculosis report 2017
The main aim of the report is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic, and of progress in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease at global, regional and country levels. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:TB Deaths Drop, but Not Fast Enough to Reach Goal
[Daily Trust] Deaths from tuberculosis fell last year over previous years, but progress against the disease is not fast enough to reach global goals, a new report by the World Health Organisation says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - November 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Solving of a decade long mystery could help in fight against TB
(University of Sussex) Research carried out by the University of Sussex and the Polish Academy of Sciences has identified two key proteins that allow mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis (TB), to 'lay low' within cells designed to destroy them. It is hoped this discovery will aid in the designing of new antibiotics that could help target mycobacteria, particularly during their latent phase. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Solving of a decade-long mystery could help in fight against TB
(University of Sussex) Research carried out by the University of Sussex and the Polish Academy of Sciences has identified two key proteins that allow mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis (TB), to 'lay low' within cells designed to destroy them. It is hoped this discovery will aid in the designing of new antibiotics that could help target mycobacteria, particularly during their latent phase. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Despite Global Efforts, TB Mortality Still High in Nigeria, Others - WHO
[Premium Times] Despite global efforts to reduce the mortality rate of tuberculosis, TB, Nigeria still ranks high among the seven countries which account majorly for the disease globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

GHIT Fund accelerates promising efforts to find new treatments, vaccines and diagnostics
(Burness) The Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund, a unique Japanese public-private partnership formed to battle infectious diseases around the globe, today announced US$16.7 million to support development of new compounds for fighting malaria and tuberculosis, a leishmaniasis vaccine and drug, and a treatment for a long-ignored flesh-eating infection. The new investments also will allow scientists to pursue a critically needed diagnostic tool for detecting a relapsing form of malaria when it is hiding in the liver during its dormant phase. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 31, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Diagnostic revolution targets tuberculosis, other deadly diseases
(Arizona State University) In a series of new studies, Tony Hu, a researcher at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, describes the development of several new methods for TB diagnosis that improve the speed, accuracy, and cost of TB detection. They should also dramatically improve TB treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 31, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

WHO report signals urgent need for greater political commitment to end tuberculosis
WHO report signals urgent need for greater political commitment to end TB (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: tuberculosis [subject], tb, tuberculosis [subject], tb, Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

A Lot Of People Think This Disease Is Extinct, But It's A Top 10 Killer Globally
Tuberculosis -- a treatable, curable disease -- kills approximately three people a minute. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tuberculosis world & #39s top infectious killer; UN health agency calls for political action to stop spread
Progress has not been fast enough over the past year to reach global and regional targets on stopping the spread of tuberculosis (TB), or to make real headway in closing persistent gaps in TB care and prevention, the World Health Organization warned Monday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Who is Really Responsible for Collapse of Zimbabwe ’s Health Services?
Many children under 15 in Zimbabwe discover their HIV status only when they fall critically ill later in life. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/ IPSBy Frederic MousseauOAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, Oct 27 2017 (IPS)On October 22, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it had removed Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following outrage and concerns raised by his appointment just two days before. A Guardian article cited WHO member states and activists “who noted that Zimbabwe’s health care system, like many of its public services, has collapsed under Mugabe’s regime.” Another ar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Frederic Mousseau Tags: Africa Featured Headlines Health Indigenous Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Personal Stories from TB Survivors - My Journey fighting TB
(Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: tuberculosis [subject], tb, tuberculosis [subject], tb, Feature [doctype] Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Influx of Migrants Threatens Country Efforts to End TB
[263Chat] Zimbabwe's aggressive efforts and investment towards eradicating tuberculosis (TB) could all be in vain if nothing is done to ensure screening and continuous treatment of Mozambique nationals fleeing from civil unrest into Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UMass Amherst microbiologists contribute to possible new anti-TB treatment path
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) As part of the long effort to improve treatment of tuberculosis (TB), microbiologists led by Yasu Morita at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report that they have for the first time characterized a protein involved in making a glycolipid compound found in the TB cell wall, which is critical for the disease-causing Mycobacterium to become infectious. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news