Tagged: Infectious Diseases

NEWS: India: Alcohol Among Leading TB Risk Factors

Alcohol is one of the leading TB risk factors in India. Alcohol, smoking and under-nutrition are the leading risk factors for Tuberculosis (TB) in India. India has the biggest burden of TB globally. The infection affected an estimated 2.69 million people and killed 449,000 in 2018, according to World Health Organisation Global TB Report 2019 released this week…

NEWS: South Africa: High-Risk Alcohol Use Common

Adults in South Africa consume more alcohol than adults in most other countries; previous research has shown this comes with high rates of fetal alcohol syndrome and is a driver of the country’s leading causes of death: sexually transmitted infections and interpersonal violence…

EVENT: 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…