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India

Catch them early–can we?

Carolyn Kavita Tauro, Citizen News Service - CNS “I will not take all these medicines for two years... they are very strong medicines. I won’t be able to go to school” said 12 year old Abu (name...

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Eswatini

Tuberculosis and women: The case of Swaziland

Alice M Tembe, Citizen News Service – CNS: Swaziland Tuberculosis, commonly called TB, is caused by microscopic bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It can be pulmonary in nature, when it...

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India

Civil society appeals to strengthen TB control in Andhra Pradesh

Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS (CNS): Civil society organizations came together in Hyderabad today to enlist gaps in tuberculosis (TB) control programme in Indian state of Andhra Pradesh...

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World

Top-five critical global priority actions on AIDS in 2013

BOBBY RAMAKANT, Citizen News Service - CNS World AIDS Day: 1st December A new report argues that despite considerable advances in the fight against AIDS, the world is already falling behind pace in...

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India

Preparing the leaders of change for sanitation

ALKA PANDE – CNS ALKA PANDE – CNS PHOTO is online at: https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/253428_405248022862651_29104514_n.png (CNS): At a sprawling field in Jalalpur – on the...

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India

Preventing an epidemic of drug-resistant tuberculosis in India

DR MADHUKAR PAI – CNS Tuberculosis (TB) is one of India's oldest and perhaps most neglected public health challenges. It is a disease caused by bacteria that are spread from person to person through...

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Zimbabwe

TB and Diabetes Linkage Calls for An Integrated Response

(CNS): With diabetes largely associated with over-consumption of sugar by many Zimbabweans, it is hardly surprising that its link to tuberculosis (TB) is hardly a public health matter. TB kills more...

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Zimbabwe

Quicker Response Required to Fight MDR TB

Harare, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe, like many countries across the world, is set to benefit from ongoing research into cheaper, quicker clinical responses to MDR-TB. Each year, 440,000 MDR-TB cases emerge...

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Childhood tuberculosis in spotlight at AIDS 2012

(CNS): Childhood tuberculosis (TB) has been neglected for a long time and in terms of the global policy the focus has been on adult tuberculosis. To add fuel to fire, presentation of the disease is...

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World

Rectal microbicide research gives hope for HIV protection

Somya Arora - CNS (CNS): According to the Microbicides Trials Network (MTN), HIV continues to disproportionately affect racial minorities and men who have sex with men (MSM). MTN estimates that 5 to...

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World

Integrating TB and HIV Care

(CNS): Despite the fact that tuberculosis (TB) is curable and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is treatable, 350,000 people co-infected with the two diseases died in 2010, according to...

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World

Voluntary medical male circumcision protects against HIV

Bobby Ramakant – CNS (CNS): As world's largest AIDS conference (XIX International AIDS Conference) on the theme of 'turning the tide together' is about to open in US next month, CNS decided to share...

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India

What does making TB a notifiable disease mean to us?

Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant - CNS (CNS): On one hand the Indian Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) needs to be complimented for making tuberculosis (TB) a notifiable disease, but on...

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Zimbabwe

TB in Children: Why Zimbabwe Must Act Now

Chief Masimba Biriwasha – CNS Harare, Zimbabwe: Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in Zimbabwe yet very little is known about the impact of the disease on children. Without a...

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World

Children and TB: A Hidden Epidemic

(CNS): Tuberculosis (TB) among children is rarely discussed. Because children, more often than not cannot speak for themselves, not much about how they're affected by the disease ever hits the...

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