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Global Fund Replenishment off to a strong start with ambitious pledges

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This week our campaign to Take Out TB took a big step forward with some fantastic news from Canada: Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will pledge CAD785 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for its 2017-19...

Once in a generation opportunity to transform the fight against the world’s biggest infectious killer

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Today’s publication of Lord Jim O’Neill’s ground-breaking global Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) should act as the wake-up call the world desperately needs. The recommendations of the review quite rightly identify tuberculosis as the “cornerstone of the global AMR challenge”. We have to act and we have to act now.

Champions for The Global Fund

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Last year, tuberculosis surpassed HIV as the world’s leading infectious killer. Whilst the impact of the epidemic is felt most acutely in developing countries, TB rates are on the rise in the west, including here in the UK and in London especially - the former TB capital of Western Europe. Two...

In pictures: bringing TB services in Cambodia closer to the community

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Bringing health services closer to the community has helped to drastically increase the number of people accessing healthcare in Cambodia, including treatment for tuberculosis. Today, we accompanied a mobile outreach clinic to Srosomthmy village and Proy village in Momot district to diagnose...

Behind the beauty a TB epidemic is raging

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In this guest blog post, Dr Jess Potter reflects on the scale of Cambodia's hidden TB epidemic, the progress that has been made and stresses why continued support to the Global Fund is vital.

The Cambodia I have experienced so far is magical. With its unwaveringly hospitable people,...

Video diary: reflections from Kampong Cham

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It is the end of day three and our last day in Kampong Cham district, a rural province 70km north east of Phnom Penh. In their latest video diary, Jess and Sue reflect on what they have seen and learnt over the past two days, how facilities, treatment and care differ from home and why continued...

Quiet wards highlight need for continued active case finding

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In this guest blog post, Sue Dart, the lead TB nurse for the London Borough of Newham, discusses the importance of active case finding and shares the stories of the patients she met during a visit to Kampong Cham hospital.

It's another hot day in Cambodia. Blue sky awaits as we leave...

How volunteer healthworkers in Cambodia are helping to leave no-one behind

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In her second blog, TB nurse Sue Dart discusses how community healthworkers in Cambodia are helping to ensure no-one is left behind.

Back in Phnom Penn, a sprawling city, an energy emanates from the myriads of scooters, tuk tuks and street vendors lining the roads. There is obviously...

"With such a small piece of cloth, how do you choose what to cover?"

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In her second blog from Cambodia, Dr Jess Potter reports from the MDR-TB ward at CENAT hospital in Phnom Penh and highlights the impossible choices that have to be made with limited funding.

Today we are back in Phnom Penh at the National Centre for Tuberculosis (CENAT) to see their...

Video diary: final thoughts from Phnom Penh

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After two days of site visits in Phenom Penh, our trip in Cambodia has now come to an end. In this final video diary, Jess and Sue report from Steung Meanchey, a slum community on the outskirts of the capital where crowded conditions and poor nutrition create the perfect breeding ground for TB....

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