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MSF: The risks of the Global Fund 'procurement cliff'

by Sharonann Lynch

Hello, Please find a MSF editorial in WHO Bulletin regarding the risks to quality, affordability, and supply of HIV and TB medical commodities with the shift from Global Fund-supported pooled procurement to national systems. The PDF is here https://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/97/5/19-234468.pdf It is not only countries that are facing transition that are ... read more

Updated: 02 May, 2019
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McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health--Now accepting applications for 2019

by Madhukar Pai

Please see this announcement: https://mailchi.mp/mcgill/mcgill-summer-institute-in-infectious-diseases-and-global-health-now-accepting-applications-for-1974345 This year, we are offering a selection of our most popular courses in a shortened 3-day intensive format, in addition to an original 5-day course. Participants now have the opportunity to take up to 4 different topics during the two weeks. When: June 10-21, 2019 ... read more

Updated: 04 Dec, 2018
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Expressions of Interest - PNG TB specialist

by Khai Lin Huang

Dear Colleagues, In addition to our recently advertised positions, we are seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced TB Medical Specialists to work with the Burnet based in PNG. For full details including how to apply, please go to the link below: https://burnet.applynow.net.au/jobs/BI201820213-expressions-of-interest-png-tb-specialist Applications close 13th December 2018. ... read more

Updated: 03 Dec, 2018
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MSF to pharma: Stop failing children with HIV

by Sharonann Lynch

MSF criticises pharma for dragging feet on developing HIV drugs for children https://msfaccess.org/pharmaceutical-corporations-failing-children-hiv Geneva, 29 November 2018—Ahead of a Vatican City meeting on scaling up HIV diagnosis and treatment for children, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) criticised pharmaceutical corporations for their delays and failure to develop ... read more

Updated: 03 Dec, 2018
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To scale-up TB preventive therapy, we need to bundle tools & improve access

by Madhukar Pai

Please see this blog post: https://naturemicrobiologycommunity.nature.com/users/20892-madhukar-pai/posts/41136-to-scale-up-tb-preventive-therapy-we-need-to-improve-access-to-a-bundle-of-tools There is growing expectation on countries to scale-up preventive therapy, but our LTBI toolbox is currently broken. Shortage of tuberculin, expensive X-ray hardware, limited access to IGRAs, and lack of registration of rifapentine pose big barriers for high-burden countries to scale-up preventive therapy. I ... read more

Updated: 19 Nov, 2018
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GHDonline becoming static as of 10 December 2018

Prince James replied

Dear Dr Masoud Dara, GHD online has been a wonderful platform for discussions, networking, and resources. We all got enriched with knowledge under your leadership and it all resulted in improved patient care. Thank you very very much. Prince read more

Updated: 18 Nov, 2018
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MSF: HIV, TB treatment at risk as countries shift from Global Fund-supported procurement

by Sharonann Lynch

MSF PRESS RELEASE Hundreds of thousands of people’s treatment at risk as countries ‘transition’ from Global Fund support MSF calls on Global Fund Board to make urgent changes to prevent drug stock-outs and quality issues Geneva, 13 November 2018—On the eve of the Board meeting of the Global Fund to ... read more

Updated: 13 Nov, 2018
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TB Conferences: We Must Do Better

Madhukar Pai replied

Hi All, Please see this story on how visa refusals affected the Women Leaders in Global Health conference held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine this week: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/refusing-academic-visas-is-threat-to-uk-s-reputation-say-scientists-8bmk6rlkz Clipping is also attached. LSHTM is now thinking of hosting global health conferences outside of UK. Madhu read more

Updated: 08 Nov, 2018
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Job Opportunity: TB Team Leader and Project Officer - Daru, PNG

by Khai Lin Huang

Dear Colleagues, Applications are now open for the positions of Project Officer and Team Leader to join the RID-TB team in Daru. For full details including how to apply, please go to the links below: Team Leader – RID-TB Project (https://burnet.applynow.net.au/jobs/BI201820210-team-leader-rid-tb-project) Project Officer – Health Information Systems (https://burnet.applynow.net.au/jobs/BI201820209-project-officer-health-information-systems-rid-tb-project) Applications for ... read more

Updated: 08 Nov, 2018
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