Tuberculosis

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‘She didn’t deserve to die’: Kenya fights tuberculosis in Covid’s shadow
For the first time in a decade deaths from TB are rising, with the curable disease killing 20,000 Kenyans last year. Now testing ‘ATMs’ and other innovations are helping to find ‘missing cases’

Sarah Johnson in Nairobi

03, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Poorer nations still lack access to world’s key antibiotics
Only 54 of 166 assessed treatments have policies aiding use by low-income countries, says non-profit group

Julia Kollewe

18, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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David Minnikin obituary
Other lives: Chemist whose work led to more effective treatments for tuberculosis

Peter Minnikin

31, Oct, 2021 @6:15 PM

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Call for action on TB as deaths rise for first time in decade
Tuberculosis campaigners tell G20 leaders $1bn is needed annually for vaccine research to reverse decades of underfunding

Kaamil Ahmed

28, Oct, 2021 @11:09 AM

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Consumed: A Sister’s Story by Arifa Akbar review – astonishing emotional integrity
In this fearless debut, the theatre critic attempts to come to terms with the death of her gifted but troubled sibling and make sense of their fractured relationship

Hephzibah Anderson

13, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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My closest friend, my biggest enemy: can I make sense of my sister’s life and death?
When Arifa Akbar’s artist sister died suddenly, she was left wondering why their relationship had been so fractious. Could a trove of sketchbooks reveal the truth?

Arifa Akbar

29, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Handwashing and hot tea: Eswatini celebrates roll out of solar-heated water
New stations at health clinics improve hygiene in locations where warm water seen as ‘an absolute luxury’, helping to tackle Covid

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

16, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Fight against tuberculosis set back 12 years by Covid pandemic, report finds
Number of people diagnosed and treated in worst-affected countries has fallen to 2008 levels as resources diverted

Kate Hodal

19, Mar, 2021 @7:30 AM

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There’s a social pathogen stalking the world that’s as deadly as Covid-19 | Kenan Malik
The endurance of TB and malaria shows how health resources are hoarded by the wealthy

Kenan Malik

29, Nov, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Covid set to cause 400,000 surge in TB deaths as medics diverted
Millions of missed diagnoses will add to global pandemic toll, warns WHO study

Robin McKie Science editor

08, Nov, 2020 @6:15 AM

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Tuberculosis breakthrough as scientists develop risk prediction tool
Data from tens of thousands of people around the world used to identify those at highest risk of active TB before they get sick

Kaamil Ahmed

20, Oct, 2020 @6:15 AM

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Pacific nations face wider health crisis as systems focus on stopping Covid-19
As cases mount in Papua New Guinea, experts warn already fragile services will not be able to combat other diseases such as TB, HIV/Aids and malaria

Ben Doherty Pacific Editor and Daniel Hurst

29, Jul, 2020 @12:53 AM

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