Communities of practice
Tuberculosis threatens one-third of the world’s population. The World Health Organization declared tuberculosis a global health emergency in 1993. The magnitude of the problem changed dramatically during the 1990s due to deteriorating control in some parts of the world (notably eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union), the spread of HIV, and population growth. Without a coordinated control effort, tuberculosis will infect an estimated 1 billion more people by 2020, killing 70 million.
10 Dec 2010
2 Jun 2010
When interventions are planned, insufficient thought is given as to whether the poorest and most vulnerable members of society will benefit, according to the findings of a new review of the evidence. The reviewers call for more research to assess which infectious disease programmes benefit the poor and to identify the mechanisms that determine “pro-poor effectiveness”.
1 Aug 2011
Blood tests for TB are ‘bad practice,’ says the agency
29 Mar 2011
A look back at some of the events and new initiatives held to mark World TB Day.
10 Aug 2011
TB serodiagnostics as a case study
24 Feb 2011
The latest G-FINDER report says that funding for basic scientific research has increased but finances available for product development have fallen. How can funders determine where the greatest needs lie and work more closely together?
12 Jan 2011
A review of the evidence underlines the high tuberculosis risk faced by individuals who are in prison, and shows that within-prison transmission increases national TB prevalence. But there are a few data available on prisoners in countries with the highest burden of the disease.
4 Jan 2011
Routine treatment of pregnant women for worm infections has been recommended, but researchers who conducted a recent trial conclude that the practice has no value.
7 Jul 2010
While efforts to control infectious diseases have made progress, much more needs to be done. A “refocus” on pneumonia and diarrhoea is urgently required.
29 Jun 2010
A report from the Center for Global Development highlights the urgent action that is needed to confront resistant strains of the organisms that cause the infectious diseases of poverty.
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