Tagged: Tuberculosis

Ending Tuberculosis In Sustainable Development Era

The Global Ministerial Conference aims to accelerate country implementation of the WHO End TB Strategy in order to reach the End TB targets set by the World Health Assembly and the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…

NEWS: Infectious Diseases: Looming Epidemic In Russia

Last year, approximately 95,000 people were newly infected with HIV in Russia. It’s the only region in the world where the HIV/ AIDS epidemic continues to spread. Frequent places for contracting viruses of infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis and HIV are prisons, where a perfect storm seems to be gathering driving a massive epidemic…

NEWS: Storify UNDP & WHO Workshop On Alcohol Policy

UNDP and WHO held AVID2 workshop in Gaborone, Botswana bringing together academia, governments and civil society to plan how to effectively integrate alcohol policy with policies to curb interpersonal violence and infectious diseases…

BLOG: Alcohol Policy To Help Reduce TB Deaths

TB is about Human lives and the sustainability of Human society. As successful treatment of the multi-drug resistent TB cases is becoming increasingly impossible, the urgency and dire need for both preventive strategies as well as an efficient vaccine are paramount. Alcohol policy measures have added value in the global response to the tuberculosis epidemic…

BLOG: Science Shows: Causal Link Between Alcohol Use And Tuberculosis

Based on the available data, about 10% of the TB cases globally were estimated to be attributable to alcohol.
Already few facts tell the story that the current TB disease burden is enormous. TB ranks among the 10 most fatal and disabling diseases worldwide. The world would be a better place if high-impact measures to prevent it and to enhance interventions and treatment were in place…