Deaths from tuberculosis INCREASED in 2020 for the first time in 15 years
The WHO reports an increase of TB deaths in 2020 for the first time since 2005, a step backwards in the global battle against the condition that affects millions worldwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guidelines for Infection Control in the Urological Field, including Urinary Tract Management (revised second edition)
The Committee for the Development of Guidelines for Infection Control in the Urological Field, including Urinary Tract Management of the Japanese Urological Association, together with its systematic review team and external reviewers, have prepared a set of practice guidelines, an abridged version of which is published herein. These guidelines cover the following topics: (i) foundations of infection control, standard precautions, route-specific precautions, and occupational infection control (including vaccines); (ii) the relationship between urologists and infection control; (iii) infection control in urological wards and...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Stop TB Partnership Concerned Over WHO Global TB Report Findings
[Stop TB Partnership] The Stop TB Partnership notes with concern the data released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) as part of the 2021 Global Tuberculosis Report, which features data on disease trends and the response to the epidemic from over 200 countries and areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: MSF Warns of Deadly TB Testing Gap Following Release of WHO Global TB Report 2021
[MSF] The World Health Organization (WHO) released today the 2021 edition of its Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report, featuring data on TB trends and responses in 197 countries and areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Covid-19 Caused Rise in TB Deaths for First Time in a Decade- WHO
[UN News] Deaths from tuberculosis - one of the top infectious killers in the world - have increased for the first time in a decade, as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Tuberculosis Deaths Rise for the First Time in More Than a Decade
[WHO] The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed years of global progress in tackling tuberculosis and for the first time in over a decade, TB deaths have increased, according to the World Health Organization's 2021 Global TB report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tuberculosis Deaths Are Rising Again As Covid Pandemic Unravels Years Of Progress
Global deaths from tuberculosis increased for the first time in over a decade in 2020 as funding and resources were reallocated to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Deaths From Tuberculosis Rose in 2020 After Falling For a Decade
The trend confirmed warnings that the coronavirus pandemic would undermine progress against other infectious diseases around the world. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Tuberculosis Deaths (Fatalities) Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus World Health Organization Source Type: news

COVID-19 caused rise in TB deaths for first time in a decade, gains ‘reversed’ 
Deaths from tuberculosis – one of the top infectious killers in the world - have increased for the first time in a decade, as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - October 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Covid-19 Wreaks Havoc With The Best Laid Plans To End Tuberculosis
The 2021 Global Tuberculosis Report, released today by WHO, shows that the Covid-19 pandemic has reversed years of progress in providing essential TB services and reducing TB disease burden. For the first time in many years, TB deaths have increased. Global TB targets are mostly off-track. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Madhukar Pai, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science Source Type: news

WHO warns progress on tuberculosis being undone by Covid pandemic
Deaths from TB increase for first time in over a decade despite confirmed cases falling (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dr. Paul Stoffels, Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer of Johnson & Johnson To Retire, Effective December 31, 2021
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (October 12, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced that Paul Stoffels M.D., currently Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer of Johnson & Johnson, will retire from the Company effective December 31, 2021.As the Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Stoffels spearheaded the company’s research and product pipeline leading teams across sectors to set the company-wide mandate to discover and develop transformational healthcare solutions. Under his leadership, Johnson & Johnson revitalized its innovati...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Africa: Africa CDC Welcomes Historic Go-Ahead for Malaria Vaccine
[African Union] The African continent is making headway in the fight against malaria among young children. Being at the forefront in establishing, strengthening, and supporting member states in disease control and surveillance for priority diseases including HIV and AIDs, tuberculosis, malaria, COIVD-19, hepatitis, and non-communicable diseases in the region, the African Union (AU) through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has welcomed the World Health Organization's (WHO) historic go-ahea (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Janssen Submits Application Seeking U.S. FDA Approval of STELARA ® (ustekinumab) for the Treatment of Pediatric Patients With Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis
HORSHAM, PENNSYLVANIA, October 8, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking expanded approval of STELARA® (ustekinumab) to treat pediatric patients ages 5 years and older with juvenile psoriatic arthritis (jPsA).The filing is supported by extrapolation of data from nine studies across both adult trials in active PsA and adult and pediatric studies in moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, totaling 3,997 patients evaluated across these closely associa...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Health tech nonprofit taps former Aurum Institute exec for CEO role
Seattle-based health tech nonprofit Audere on Wednesday announced it has named Dino Rech, a former executive at the Aurum Institute, as its new CEO. Rech spent more than three years at Aurum, which focuses on the research and treatment of tuberculosis and HIV. He served for almost three years as a regional chief operating officer, after which he spent close to a year as the director of group strategy innovation and business development. “Dr . Rech is tailor-made to bring Audere into its next phase… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rick Morgan Source Type: news

Health tech nonprofit taps former Aurum Institute exec for CEO role
Seattle-based health tech nonprofit Audere on Wednesday announced it has named Dino Rech, a former executive at the Aurum Institute, as its new CEO. Rech spent more than three years at Aurum, which focuses on the research and treatment of tuberculosis and HIV. He served for almost three years as a regional chief operating officer, after which he spent close to a year as the director of group strategy innovation and business development. “Dr . Rech is tailor-made to bring Audere into its next phase… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rick Morgan Source Type: news

The World ’s First Malaria Vaccine—and What it Means for the Future of Pandemic Response
On Oct. 6, the World Health Organization recommended use of the first vaccine to fight malaria. The decision is momentous and highly anticipated for many reasons: among them is that this is the first vaccine to help reduce the risk of deadly severe malaria in young children in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains a leading killer. The vaccine offers hope that there can be a circle of learning from one pandemic to the next. Malaria, our oldest pandemic, may offer insights on how we can survive contemporary scourges like COVID-19. Malaria evolved at least 2.5 million years ago and first infected humans in rural part...
Source: TIME: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The World ’s First Malaria Vaccine—and What it Means for the Future of Pandemic Response
On Oct. 6, the World Health Organization recommended use of the first vaccine to fight malaria. The decision is momentous and highly anticipated for many reasons: among them is that this is the first vaccine to help reduce the risk of deadly severe malaria in young children in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains a leading killer. The vaccine offers hope that there can be a circle of learning from one pandemic to the next. Malaria, our oldest pandemic, may offer insights on how we can survive contemporary scourges like COVID-19. Malaria evolved at least 2.5 million years ago and first infected humans in rural part...
Source: TIME: Science - October 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Sets Up an Advisory Group On TB Diagnostics and Laboratory Strengthening
[WHO] The World Health Organization has established a new technical advisory group that will advise on TB diagnostic tools and strategies, and complement the WHO guideline development process. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Progress and Multisectoral Action Towards Achieving Global Targets to End TB
[WHO] Hundreds of people virtually joined the official UN General Assembly high level side-event: "Progress and Multisectoral Action towards achieving global targets to end TB" co-organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Russian Federation on 24 September 2021. Held on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the event brought together a distinguished line up of speakers including WHO and UN Leadership, the President of the UN General Assembly, Health Ministers and nat (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Analysis Presented by Janssen at United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW) Demonstrates Long-Term Safety Profile for STELARA ® (ustekinumab) in Older Patients Across Approved Indications
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 4, 2021 – Today, the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced a new analysis of STELARA® (ustekinumab) pooled safety data from 13 clinical studies across approved indications, showing rates of key safety events among adults 60 years and older treated with STELARA for up to five yearsa were similar to rates observed with placebo during the control phase of these trials.1,b Approved indications included adults with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease (CD), moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC), moderate to severe plaque p...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Liberia: 'Killing More Than 4,000 People Per Day, TB Still Not a Priority'
[Observer] The leading international Tuberculosis Advocacy group, 'Stop TB Partnership', has released new data which show how the COVID-19 pandemic has dismally lowered levels of funding and created barriers to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of ending TB by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chief Medical Officer Was Silenced in Canada's Residential Schools
As tuberculosis infections spread in schools, it was "almost as if the prime conditions for the outbreak of epidemics had been deliberately created," the official said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enhanced Ultrafiltration Technology Makes Dental Office Water Safer
Toppen Dental Launches UltrasafeTM, a Proprietary Platform for Cost Efficient, Chemical Free Dental Unit Waterline TreatmentSanford, FL; September 30, 2021 – Toppen Dental, an innovator in dental office disinfection and water treatment solutions, announces the launch of its UltraSafeTM ultrafiltration platform. UltraSafe provides a chemical free answer to keeping dental unit water lines in compliance with CDC and ADA recommendations that protect pati ents and staff from waterborne microorganisms known to cause disease.“Untreated dental unit water lines provide a perfect breeding ground for biofilms that can har...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 30, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Signs Deal to Make Cancer, Sickle Cell Drugs
[Monitor] Government yesterday signed an agreement with the country's drugmaker Cipla Quality Chemicals Ltd to start manufacturing cancer, sickle cell, and tuberculosis drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Covid-19 Combined With Funding Shortfalls Are Devastating Efforts to End Tuberculosis (TB) By 2030 - New Data Shows
[New Dawn] Less than half of required funding has been provided globally with dramatic consequences as hundreds of thousands more die from TB (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Replacing Monopolies with Impact Rewards
This article was originally published by OpenGlobalRights (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thomas Pogge Tags: Economy & Trade Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tanzania: Amref Commits to Intensify War Against TB
[Daily News] AMREF Health Africa Tanzania has expressed commitment to continue cooperating with the government in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) and provision of reproduction health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In chest x-ray AI, two views are better than one
An artificial intelligence (AI) model that analyzes both frontal and latera...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA faces research hurdles in regulating AI for imaging Strength in numbers: Federated learning boosts AI for COVID-19 AI could help diagnose TB in developing countries AI helps triage tuberculosis patients on chest x-ray Swollen glands from COVID vaccine more prevalent in breast imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

South Africa: Western Cape Launches Public Facing TB Dashboard to Help Monitor TB Responses
[Govt of SA] Western Cape Government launches first-of-a-kind public facing TB dashboard to help monitor the province's TB response (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Human Resource Issues At Root of Free State Healthcare Problems, Report Suggests
[Daily Maverick] A shortage of healthcare workers is contributing to long waiting times at healthcare facilities and poor treatment adherence, as well as undermining the response to HIV and tuberculosis in the Free State, a new report shows. Spotlight attended the launch of the report and asked the Free State health department for a response. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Why TB Goes Undiagnosed
[Independent (Kampala)] Early diagnosis is crucial for the effective management of any disease. In Africa, this is not always possible which affects the ability of countries to bring diseases under control. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Vitamin D Deficiency Does Not Increase TB Risk in Young Children
[UCT] Low Vitamin D levels have been hypothesised by some experts to be a risk factor for tuberculosis (TB). People who develop TB often present with low Vitamin D levels when they are diagnosed. However, whether Vitamin D levels at one point predispose a child to developing TB is debated and not clear. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Green Light Committee Monitoring Mission 2021
[WHO-AFRO] The Green Light Committee (GLC) Initiative, together with the Working Group on MDR-TB, promotes implementation of the component two of the Stop TB Strategy that calls for the control and prevention of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) through: (i) increased access to quality-assured second-line anti-TB drugs; and (ii) prevention of development of resistance to anti-TB drugs in accordance with the Global Plan to Stop TB (2006-2015) and the Global MDR/XDR-TB Response plan (2007-2008). (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Number of TB Cases On Rise
[Daily News] THE number of chronic tuberculosis patients is increasing at the alarming rate in the country, a situation which calls for concerted efforts to reverse the trend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Over 3,000 Patients Under New TB Combined Therapy
[AIM] Maputo -- 3,413 patients across Mozambique are undertaking the new tuberculosis preventive therapy, coupling strong doses of isoniazid (H) and rifapentine (P), to prevent simple and non-contagious cases from worsening and increasing the number of infected people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: U.S. Donates Tuberculosis Testing Machines Worth U.S. $1 Million
[U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa] Addis Ababa -- Today, the United States through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), donated 46 cutting-edge tuberculosis (TB) testing machines - worth $1 million - to the people of Ethiopia. These new machines will reduce the time it takes to diagnose TB across the country from two days to two hours. These new machines are called GeneXpert Tuberculosis Diagnostic Machines and were handed over by U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, Geeta Pasi, to the honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Lia Tadesse, at t (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

COVID-19 Disruption Causing Many Deaths From TB, AIDS in Poorest Countries, Fund Says COVID-19 Disruption Causing Many Deaths From TB, AIDS in Poorest Countries, Fund Says
Hundreds of thousands of people will die of tuberculosis left untreated because of disruption to healthcare systems in poor countries caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a global aid fund said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Tuberculosis Outbreak Linked to a Contaminated Bone Graft Product Used in Spinal Surgery - Delaware, March-June 2021
This report describes a tuberculosis outbreak linked to a contaminated bone graft. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 9, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Bone Health Cross Contamination Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Tuberculosis (TB) Source Type: news

Ethiopia: U.S. Donates TB Testing Machines Worth U.S.$1 Million to Ethiopia
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA - The United States (U.S.) has donated through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), donated 46 cutting-edge tuberculosis (TB) testing machines worth one million USD to the people of Ethiopia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Pandemic Has Set Back the Fight Against H.I.V., TB and Malaria
Prevention and treatment fell in poor countries last year as access to health care declined, according to a new report. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Tuberculosis Tests (Medical) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Malaria Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Third World and Developing Countries Source Type: news

Namibia: Avoiding Tuberculosis in Cattle
[New Era] Tuberculosis (TB) can occur in many animals (cattle, sheep, goats, chickens, pigs, dogs, and wildlife such as lions, baboons and buffaloes), but this article focuses mainly on TB in cattle, which is termed bovine TB. Bovine TB is not only sometimes fatal, but also contagious, and it can spread to other livestock. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa: Many East Africans Miss Out On Disease Diagnosis. What Must Be Done About It
[The Conversation Africa] Early diagnosis is crucial for the effective management of any disease. In Africa, this isn't always possible which affects the ability of countries to bring diseases under control. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lupin, TB Alliance join hands for new therapy for drug-resistant tuberculosis
TB Alliance President and CEO Mel Spigelman said that partnering with Lupin -- a well-established manufacturer with experience delivering high-quality TB therapies -- will help further enable widespread access to the novel regimen while promoting a competitive market to drive affordability. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa: Lifesaving TB Medicines Still Out of Reach for Children in High-Burden Countries
[MSF] The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released new rapid guidance recommending that children of all ages with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) have access to all-oral treatment using the drugs bedaquiline and/or delamanid. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - September 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: UCT's Dr Virginie Rozot Awarded Wellcome Leap Grant for TB Research
[UCT] The University of Cape Town's (UCT) Dr Virginie Rozot, a research officer at the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI), has been awarded a multi?year contract as part of Wellcome Leap's Delta Tissue (?T) programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Updated Guidance for the Management of TB in Children and Adolescents
[WHO] A rapid communication released by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Programme has announced important updates to guidance on the management of tuberculosis (TB) in children and adolescents. This includes new recommendations on diagnostic options, treatment regimens, as well as treatment decision algorithms and optimal models of care for the delivery of child and adolescent TB services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - August 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Data-driven drug dosing speeds tuberculosis treatment to four months
A large trial of new drug regimen for tuberculosis, designed in part by School researchers, leads to a new WHO recommendation for treating the disease. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - August 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Vaccine Access Negotiations to Resume as New Variants Spread
Vaccine access negotiations are at critical juncture. While many countries support the intellectual property rights waiver, including the European parliament the European Union does not. Credit: PAHO/Karen GonzálezBy Lyndal RowlandsMelbourne, Australia , Aug 30 2021 (IPS) A committee that has spent almost a year negotiating the terms of a temporary intellectual property waiver for Covid-19 medicines will reconvene in September after pausing for the European Summer. As new variants spread rapidly around the world, the deadlock in the World Trade Organization Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRI...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lyndal Rowlands Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations COVAX COVID-19 vaccines TRIPS. WTO Source Type: news

AI could help diagnose TB in developing countries
Researchers testing five commercially available artificial intelligence (AI...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI helps triage tuberculosis patients on chest x-ray Vuno inks deal with Samsung integrating AI with mobile x-ray KA Imaging, STC to bring portable x-ray to Pakistan VinBrain highlights TB screening role for AI in Vietnam Fujifilm's x-ray system connected with Qure.ai algorithm (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 27, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news