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27 Jun 2010
photo courtesy LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's blog This post originally appeared on the website of LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky: http://zev.lacounty.gov/news/health/future-of-olive-view-tb-ward-in-doubt Los Angeles County is spending more than $16 million to build a dedicated...
21 Jun 2010
Analysis of PDP Funding Landscape released by G-FINDER Last week, an analysis of product development partnerships (PDP) funding based on data from G-FINDER was published in the journal, International Health . The article praises successful PDPs as productive and cost-effective, while calling...
17 Jun 2010
Bethesda Sanatorium 1920; Photo by Louis Charles McClure, 1867-1957, www.hellodenver.com/Photos_People.Cfm What do wolf’s liver, the touch of a king and millipede syrup have in common? These were all early treatments for tuberculosis before the advent of the TB hospitals called sanatoriums and then...
16 Jun 2010
from The New York Times In Florida, a Lifeline to Patients With TB By DAMIEN CAVE LANTANA, Fla. — The last of the nation’s original tuberculosis sanitariums sits, improbably, just off Interstate 95, near a Dunkin’ Donuts and a Motel 6, and just behind fields of children playing soccer. The fading...
14 Jun 2010
Johns Hopkins Medicine On Friday, June 11 th , the Johns Hopkins University Center for Tuberculosis Research hosted their annual scientific meeting and the WGND was there to cover the event. Approximately 100-200 people were present including persons from NIH and small pharmaceutical companies...
9 Jun 2010
ACTION presents Health SWAPS in Sub-Saharan Africa: Delivering on the Promise? Moderated by Robert Hecht Managing Director, Results for Development Institute Wednesday, June 16, 2010 7:00pm–9:00pm *Food and drinks will be served* at the Omni Shoreham Hotel (Capitol Room) 2500 Calvert Street...
7 Jun 2010
The TB Pipeline starts here! Our goal is to keep our audience up to date on the latest TB drug research & development. The past couple of months have seen a flurry of publishing activity. In order to present these to you quickly, we are diverging from our usual one-by-one analysis in favor of...
3 Jun 2010
To sign on to this letter, please email your name or the name of your organization to Lucy Cheshire at lucy_chesire@yahoo.com . Dear UNITAID Executive Board, We write as members of civil society to draw attention to a grave and urgent situation – the unexplainable delay of board approved grants to...
2 Jun 2010
Clinical Research Scientist for the TB Alliance This video was recorded on November 13, 2009 at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Martino Laurenzi Dr. Laurenzi, an expert in clinical development and community health, is a Clinical Research Scientist at the TB Alliance, where his responsibilities...
31 May 2010
credit: Mary O'Reilly Science Illustration By Gerry Waters, Senior Director, Biology at the TB Alliance A team of researchers led by Rainer Kalscheuer and Bill Jacobs at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York recently published a paper titled “Self-poisoning of M. tuberculosis by...
27 May 2010
Press Release No:2010/432/AFR Contacts In Kampala: Steven Shalita, +256-414-302 248, sshalita@worldbank.org In Washington: Herbert Boh, +1-202-473-3548, hboh@worldbank.org The World Bank WASHINGTON, May 25, 2010 — The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$63.66 million to create...
26 May 2010
Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado This video was recorded on November 13, 2009 at Johns Hopkins University. Michael D. Iseman Dr. Michael D. Iseman is a Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of Pulmonary Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the...
25 May 2010
Dr. Bill Bishai DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA (May 26, 2010) – The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute today announced the appointment of William R. Bishai, M.D., Ph.D., as the first permanent director of the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K...
24 May 2010
www.dcwild.com/mammals.htm In part three of our talk with Dr. Michele Miller , the Chief Veterinary Officer and Director of the Center for Conservation Medicine at the Palm Beach Zoo, an expert on tuberculosis in wildlife populations, we discuss the state of funding to stop TB in wild animals. [...
23 May 2010
A Satellite Session at the 2nd TB Conference June 3, 2010; 16:00 – 18:00 MR 11, ICC, Durban Community engagement in TB drug research is growing practice, made possible by the fact that several new drug candidates are entering clinical trials. This roundtable will provide a forum for dialogue...

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