Madhukar Pai

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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Tuberculosis innovations mean little if they cannot save lives

In a paper published in eLife, Madhukar Pai and Jennifer Furin summarized the uptake of new TB tools such as GeneXpert, bedaquiline and delamanid, and identified the main barriers to scale-up and patient access.

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Tracking TB vaccination policies and practices through space and time

The 2nd Edition of the BCG World Atlas provides user friendly, open access, and easy to access data on the current TB vaccine, and provides the clinician, researcher, and public health practitioner alike with resources and information necessary to interpret current and novel TB diagnostics and conduct fruitful research on novel vaccines.

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PLOS Tuberculosis Channel launched

The Channel features articles on all topics relevant to TB research and aims to showcase the most up-to-date research to assist various stakeholders in the fight against TB.

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Regardless of the WHO snafu, TB should be a priority in the global AMR response

On 27 February, the WHO published a list of antibiotic-resistant "priority pathogens." The first of its kind, this list is intended to promote research, discovery and development (R&D) of new antibiotics, as part of WHO’s efforts to address the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and respond to an urgent public health need.  The hope is that the list will catalyse governments to incentivize basic science and advanced R&D.

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