About 1 in 5 cases of TB are now resistant to at least one major anti-TB drug and drug-resistant TB strains are packing a deadlier punch, according to a global study in The Lancet published just ahead of today’s World TB Day (theme: “Leaving No One Behind.”)   Mortality…

Training retail pharmacy staff to identify clients who might have tuberculosis and refer them for testing and treatment can boost diagnoses. But in 17 of 18 countries with a high burden of TB, fewer than 10 percent of retail drug outlets have been engaged in such efforts,…

To solve Nigeria’s rampant TB problem, everyday Nigerians, health workers and government agencies must harness their shared devotion to community, writes Deen L. Garba of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Global Health Policy Center.   Garba describes how…

Overcrowded living conditions may have contributed to a spike in TB cases in the Inuit village of Nunavick, Quebec, a new study has found.  

Although known as the “Hermit Kingdom,” North Korea has actively sought international assistance to fight TB. With an estimated incidence of 442/100,000 population, the nation is 1 of 30 on the WHO’s high-burden multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) list. International…

Viral hepatitis is now a leading cause of death worldwide, killing as many people annually as malaria, TB or HIV/AIDS, according to a study published today in The Lancet. Analyzing data from 183 countries, researchers from Imperial College London and University of…

The WHO urged countries to step up the fight against hepatitis, noting that 400 million are infected with hepatitis B or C, yet few are aware they have it and fewer still are under treatment. The Numbers: