The Kick TB Campaign is a unique project that uses the World’s most popular sport to educate and engage young people in the effort to stop the spread of tuberculosis. First inaugurated in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup, Kick TB has expanded to Brazil, the host country of the 2014 World Cup.
Yesterday, the US National Public Radio posted online two insightful pieces on tuberculosis: 1) What It Takes To Cure Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis 2) Treating The ‘Body And Soul’ In A Russian TB Prison
A video from Medecins Sans Frontieres entitled “Multidrug-Resistance Tuberculosis: No Promises” on the situation of children affected with MDR-TB. It highlights the dire plight of children being treated for MDR-TB in Tajikistan.
Marcus Samuelsson owns two restaurants in New York City and two restaurants in Sweden. Samuelsson’s journey to some of the most celebrated restaurants in the U.S. was a long one — and started several thousand miles away. He was born in rural Ethiopia, where he contracted tuberculosis when he was 3 years old.
This week we highlight an interview with Jeannine Uwimana, a public health specialist from the University of the Western Cape and TB/HIV Care Association in South Africa. She discusses her work in developing models for community-based programs to enhance TB and HIV collaborative activities.
The Kick TB Campaign is a unique project that uses the World’s most popular sport to educate and engage young people in the effort to stop the spread of tuberculosis (TB).
Dr. Michael D. Iseman, a world renowned pulmonologist and leading expert on tuberculosis has joined Oxford Immunotec as the Senior Scientific Advisor. In May 2010, the WGND had the honor of interviewing Dr. Iseman in our “Voices from the Fight to Stop TB” series. We congratulate Dr. Iseman on is new position!
Each day, thousands of people around the world are affected by tuberculosis whether directly or indirectly, and every 20 seconds one of these people die. We present links to two stories about real people encountering, combating, and eventually overcoming TB in there personal lives.