Decreasing the Burden of TB Through Collaboration and Streamlined Approaches

The state of tuberculosis (TB) is in a tug-of-war as current challenges threaten to undo past successes. One of the primary hurdles currently facing TB prevention and cure is the emergence of strains that are resistant to at least two of the most effective medicines (rifampicin and isoniazid). So-called drug-resistant (DR)-TB arises when patients are … Read more

Financing New Diagnostics for TB

Although tuberculosis (TB) has existed for thousands of years, new tools for diagnosing and treating it are quickly changing the way in which countries plan TB care and treatment programs. The National Tuberculosis Programs (NTPs) in most low-income countries depend heavily on international donor funding. With recent declines in foreign assistance, however, increased awareness about … Read more

Launch of Procurement Procedure Manual and Supply Manual

In early February, two essential supply chain management manuals – Procurement Procedure Manual and the Supply Manual – were formally launched at the Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW). Key leaders in attendance included the ministry’s Senior Secretary Mr. Md. Humayun Kabir, USAID/Bangladesh Office Director Mr. Gregory Adams, and Additional Secretory of Development … Read more