Madhukar Pai

AIDS, TB and malaria set to get deadlier due to coronavirus

In a blog post published in Forbes, Madhukar Pai reflects on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on AIDS, TB and malaria responses. "The ‘Big Three’ are predicted to get bigger. AIDS, TB and malaria are predicted to kill many more in the coming months and years."

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AIDS, TB and malaria: coronavirus threatens the endgame

"It is clear that the coronavirus pandemic has just made it incredibly difficult to script an endgame for the “Big Three” killer epidemics. The SDG goal is to end the epidemics of AIDS, TB and malaria by 2030. Is this still possible?... How are global leaders and agencies dedicated to AIDS, TB, and malaria reacting to the pandemic?"

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COVID-19 coronavirus and TB: We need a damage control plan

As the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the world, I and others working to fight TB have growing anxiety about what this pandemic will do to a much older infectious killer - tuberculosis (TB). We know from the Ebola experience that epidemics can disrupt even basic services such as routine immunization. No doubt, COVID-19 will adversely affect all routine health services everywhere. But TB services is might be one of the biggest casualties. Why?

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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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