Category Archives: Tuberculosis

A Neglected Epidemic

by Barry R. Bloom N Engl J Med 378;3  – January 18, 2018 3 pp. 162 kB http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMe1714609 Imagine a global epidemic with more than 10 million new cases and 1.7 million deaths in a single year, far greater than … Continue reading

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Tuberculosis patient cost surveys: a handbook

by Inés Garcia Baena, Andrew Siroka, Amy Collins et al. World Health Organization, 2017 112 pp. 1.9 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/259701/1/9789241513524-eng.pdf?ua=1 This handbook builds on lessons learned from surveys implemented 2015-2017 and advice provided by the Global task force on TB patient … Continue reading

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Pocket Guide for Peer Education Program to Reduce TB and HIV Risks in Tanzania Prisons

by Beati Mboya, Peter Maro, John Gulaka et al. Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) Project, August 2017 194 pp. 1.9 MB https://aidsfree.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/2017.8.4_pe-pocket-guide-engrev.pdf The objectives of this program are to encourage behaviour change among inmates and prison … Continue reading

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Oxford vaccine study highlights pick and mix approach to preclinical research

by Deborah Cohen BMJ 2018; 360 – Published 10 January 2018 9 pp. 1.2 MB http://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/360/bmj.j5845.full.pdf Researchers were disappointed when a clinical trial of a new tuberculosis vaccine failed to show benefit, but should it have gone ahead when animal … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk TB

Editor Madhukar Pai GP Clinics – A CME Journal for Family Physicians, 2018 134 pp. 15.2 MB http://www.letstalktb.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Lets-Talk-TB-3rd-2018-for- web.pdf The third edition of Let’s Talk TB (2018) is a compilation of a series of articles published in GP Clinics over … Continue reading

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Treatment of tuberculosis in complex emergencies in developing countries: a scoping review

by Geraldine Munn-Mace, Divya Parmar Health Policy and Planning, Published: 20 November 2017 11 pp. 314 kB https://academic.oup.com/heapol/advance-article- pdf/doi/10.1093/heapol/czx157/21864033/czx157.pdf Almost 172 million people live in complex emergencies globally resulting from political and/or economic instability. The provision and continuity of health … Continue reading

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Global Economic Impact of Tuberculosis

A report for the Global TB Caucus, October 2017 22 pp. 341 kB https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/309c93_bf9baa1398334a8aa1ff19cb083b129e.pdf? index=true In this report the authors outline their estimates of the impact tuberculosis (TB) can have on economic development and growth. Their analysis estimates that, during … Continue reading

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The Price of a Pandemic 2017

by Philippe Glaziou, Katherine Floyd, and Mario Raviglione et al. The Global TB Caucus, 2017 9 pp. 810 kB https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/309c93_2709b6ff47c946fe97b94a72fdfd94e3.pdf? index=true Tuberculosis (TB) kills more people every year than any other infectious disease. People who are affected by TB face … Continue reading

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Comparison of two cash transfer strategies to prevent catastrophic costs for poor tuberculosis-affected households in low- and middle-income countries: An economic modelling study

by William E. Rudgard, Carlton A. Evans, Sedona Sweeney et al. PLoS Med14(11): e1002418 – Published: November 7, 2017 28 pp. 3.7 MB http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article/file? id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002418&type=printable A tuberculosis (TB)-sensitive cash transfer approach to increase all poor households’ income may have broad … Continue reading

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Measuring success: The challenge of social protection in helping eliminate tuberculosis

by Priya B. Shete and David W. Dowdy PLoS Med14(11): e1002419 – Published: November 7, 2017 4 pp. 328 kB http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article/file? id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002419&type=printable Interventions to alleviate social and economic risk (i.e., social protection interventions) have great appeal in terms of their … Continue reading

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