Global Fund celebrates 10 yrs with Gates gift of $700 million

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Global Fund, which disburses monies from other organizations to fight Aids, malaria and tuberculosis, is celebrating its 10th birthday this week with a special gift: the Bill Gates Foundation, which gave $650 million during the Fund’s first decade, has just announced it is giving an additional $750m. The news, announced by […]

TB numbers down for first time ever

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Underfunding is a growing concern, though, says WHO GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Sustained efforts by a number of large countries are responsible for much of the dramatic improvement in the global picture for tuberculosis, the World Health Organization said late Tuesday 11 October. China has halved the prevalence of the disease and seen the number of […]

Tuberculosis epidemic building up in Nigeria

Tuberculosis in Nigeria is reaching the crisis stage, with an epidemic of drug-resistant cases threatening, say medical sources in Nigeria, according to allAfrica. Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases are rapidly on the rise and could cause the “”imminent and total collapse of the efficacy of the available first-line drugs for TB treatment”. First-line drugs are […]

Global Fund pushes for renewed fight against HIV, TB, malaria

Indigenous people in the Amazons region of four bordering countries in the Americas benefit from malaria programmes sponsored by the Global Fund - Photo Jared Bloch

New campaign calls for continued action [Video] Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – A new campaign by the Global Fund against Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Born HIV-free, seeks to breath new life into the fight against the three diseases that each year claim hundreds of thousands of lives. The new push is part of a worldwide effort […]

Swiss advances announced for Parkinson’s, TB

Lake Geneva region (GenevaLunch) – Medical research work in the region is leading to significant breakthroughs in a number of areas, some of which have made it into the scientific press in recent days. Stewart Cole of EPFL is leading an international team that has identified a tuberculosis (TB)-fighting agent, called BTZ043. Another team at […]