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Alberto García-basteiro

Not a Problem of the Past: Tuberculosis Is Still Alive and Killing

Tuberculosis

[This article has been published in Spanish in La Vanguardia] Every 60 seconds, 20 people in the world develop tuberculosis and 3 die from tuberculosis Every 60 seconds , 20 people in the world develop tuberculosis and 3 die from the disease. The causative agent is the...

Alberto García-basteiro

Ending Tuberculosis: an Ambitious but Not Impossible Challenge

Tuberculosis

Can you imagine the whole population of your city disappearing within a single year? Can you imagine all the inhabitants of a capital city like Barcelona being killed in just one year by a disease for which a perfectly good cure is available? That is what happens in a world where 1.5 million...

Alberto García-basteiro

What Research Can Do to Stop Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis

2015. The last year before we draw the final balance for the Millennium Goals. The target of halting and reversing the spread of tuberculosis (TB) throughout the world—not such an ambitious target really—was achieved years ago. Even so, that is not really much cause for satisfaction....

Alberto García-basteiro

Tuberculosis: 20 Years in a State of Global Emergency

Tuberculosis,#ObjectHealth

An estimated one-third of TB cases are never diagnosed and/or recorded The control of tuberculosis (TB) is at a critical juncture. Despite the progress made in recent years, TB still causes over 4,000 deaths a day on our planet, an unacceptably high figure, particularly since almost all of...

Alberto García-basteiro

The Struggle Against Tuberculosis in Southern Mozambique

Tuberculosis

[This entry is co-authored by doctors  Elisa López Varela and Alberto García-Basteiro , ISGlobal researchers at the Manhiça International Health Research Centre (Mozambique)] Dawn is breaking in the district of Manhiça, in southern Mozambique. The temperature will reach a...

Elisa López

Tuberculosis: It’s Time to End Child Mortality!

Tuberculosis

[This entry is co-authored by doctors  Elisa López Varela and Alberto García-Basteiro , ISGlobal researchers at the Manhiça International Health Research Centre (Mozambique)] Shakira is malnourished, has tuberculosis (TB), and is infected with the human immunodeficiency virus...

Vanessa López

Global Fund Replenishment Drive: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

Malaria,Policy & Global Development,Tuberculosis

In these challenging times, good news is the last thing we expect, especially when the news has to do with the economic resources available for development cooperation. However, on December 3 the  Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria  closed its inaugural pledging...

Federico Fenaroli

Nanoparticles: The New Weapon Against Tuberculosis?

Epidemiology,Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) has become the most serious bacterial threat with the development of urbanization in the early 19 th century. Recent intensification of world globalization has worsened this scenario, making mycobacterial disease more widespread. Even though 95% of TB cases still occur in...

Alberto García-basteiro

Cada 23 segundos, una muerte por tuberculosis

Tuberculosis

La tuberculosis mata en el mundo a una persona cada 23 segundos. Ese es el promedio de la enfermedad infecciosa que más mata, sólo por detrás del VIH. En ciertos países del África subsahariana como Mozambique, desde el cual escribo, cada vez hay más casos de tuberculosis a pesar de los...

Gabriel Boichat

Tuberculosis: las consecuencias de un fracaso colectivo

Tuberculosis

Este domingo es el Día Mundial de la Tuberculosis. Un día que nos recuerda la obligación de enmendar un fracaso colectivo. Después de convivir con la enfermedad miles de años, desde finales del siglo XIX los avances se sucedieron con rapidez. Tras identificar el bacilo de Koch, en 1921...

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