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Working Group on New TB Drugs

Stop TB Partnership

10 Jul 2013
by Working Group

Posted in Faces of TB, TB Drug Development, TB News

How to Combat Tuberculosis: NPR Highlights

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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

13 Dec 2012

Multidrug-Resistance Tuberculosis: No Promises

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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.

2 Jul 2012
by Working Group

Posted in Faces of TB

Marcus Samuelsson: From TB to Top Chef

Yes Chef by Marcus Samuelsson

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.

Integrating TB and HIV Services at the Community Level

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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.

Community Engagement through Drama

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Dr. Gill Black is the co-founder and Director of Health and Welfare at The Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation (SLF). In this inteview, we discuss with Dr. Black one of SLF’s groundbreaking projects that uses drama to engage local communities around issues related to TB and HIV/AIDS.

Kick TB Campaign: Scoring Big in South Africa and Beyond

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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).

Announcement: World-Renowned Pulmonologist Michael Iseman Joins Oxford Immunotec

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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!

7 Apr 2011
by Working Group

Posted in Action, Faces of TB, TB Patient Perspective

Looking Through the Eyes of the Patient

Photo by John-Michael Maas

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.