In Canada, tuberculosis is a shocking 300X more prevalent among Inuit compared to non-indigenous communities; the disease’s toll in the North is comparable to developing countries. After being diagnosed last year, Kilikvak Karen Kabloona has taken to Instagram to show the…

The good news is that tuberculosis deaths are declining steadily. The bad news is that we are wildly off track to meet the bold targets set for controlling the world’s #1 lethal infectious disease.

After the UN High-level Meeting on Tuberculosis last fall, MSF sharply criticized major donor and high-donor countries for empty promises to end TB—the world’s leading infectious disease killer.  

Tuberculosis is the globe’s leading cause of infectious disease deaths and China bears a heavy burden—ranking 3rd in total cases.   Most TB vaccine development is geared towards infants or adolescents, but cases in China overwhelmingly affect adults over 65. A London School…

Canada’s Inuit have devised a plan to eliminate “staggeringly high rates” of TB in 4 regions spanning the Canadian Arctic. The Inuit Tuberculosis Elimination Framework represents some 65,000 Inuit, and also calls for the reported rate of active TB to be slashed 50% by 2025…

Despite passage of the Clean Air Act 1956, London remains the “tuberculosis capital of Europe.” Author Francis Wilson traces TB’s indomitable evolution from the largely romanticized “‘disease of storytellers" consumed by a flame inside the body to modern outbreaks whose…

In 2012-2013, cough syrup laced with the chemical levomethorphan killed and sickened people from Pakistan to Paraguay. But by the time the WHO sent out an alert, the tainted batch from India had reached 4 continents and was untraceable in some places. The label “poor-…

The attention on tuberculosis at tomorrow’s first UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting focused on ending the scourge is welcome. But it must be matched by resources, argue Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, and Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africa’s…

WHO is urging countries to “urgently accelerate their response” to the global scourge of TB if the disease is to be eradicated by 2030, according to a new report that found some 40% of people with TB go undiagnosed.  

Hoping to massively simplify TB treatment regimens, a new clinical trial is set to evaluate whether a new 4-drug regimen can treat up to 99% of existing tuberculosis (TB) cases, including those considered to be multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). The SimpliciTB regimen…