Madhukar Pai

Stopping the world's biggest infectious killer

Diseases that have plagued humanity since ancient times continue to hold billions of people back, and tuberculosis is one of the most significant among them. Today, there are an estimated 10-million-plus new TB cases each year, and the disease causes more than 1.6 million deaths, earning it the dubious honor of being the world’s number one infectious killer. 

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To eliminate TB we need imagination and ambition

In an article published in The Conversation, Dr. Madhukar Pai reflects on the UN High-Level Meeting on TB commitments and calls for greater ambition in the fight against TB, "...the biggest problem is not money or science but a lack of ambition."

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Canada's indifference to tuberculosis has put Inuit at great risk

A recent government commitment could turn the tide on systemic neglect that has allowed TB to continue to exist.

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We need to science the shit out of tuberculosis

For too long, TB patients and care providers have been fighting a protracted battle with antiquated, inefficient tools, diagnostics, vaccines and drug regimens.

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Hope rises for a world free of TB

World TB Day 2018 is turning out to be special — never in the history of tuberculosis (TB) control has there been greater political attention and commitment to tackling the infectious disease that causes nearly two million deaths a year.

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A free TB resource for primary care providers

The 3rd Edition of Let's Talk TB, a free, online book, aims to provide primary care providers with the most relevant information on how to diagnose and manage TB.

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India’s ambitious new plan to conquer TB needs cash and commitment

Tuberculosis (TB) kills more people today than HIV and malaria combined.

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Madhukar Pai: How can immigrant scientists give back to their homelands?

Immigrant scientists play a vital role in the science and engineering workforce. In addition to contributing to their adopted countries, they have potential to use their talents to give back to their homelands. Giving back is not necessarily about giving dollars or relocating; there are a variety of routes to follow. While I can only speak from my personal experience in India, the lessons I have learned might be applicable to immigrant scientists from other countries.

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Tuberculosis makes the G20 Declaration

The G20 Leaders' Declaration carries an important section on antimicrobial resistance, and tuberculosis is identified as a priority for research and development.

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For decades, India has under-invested in TB control, says Madhukar Pai

India has not delivered because of poor investment and weak implementation, says Pai.

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