Somalia's Silent Killer Is Flourishing As Hunger Tightens Its Grip

Laura Polaine | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK
Laura Polaine

The Hargeisa TB Hospital ©2017 World Vision Travelling to Somalia two weeks ago, I saw first-hand the devastation that drought and hunger is having ...

It's Not Amy's Fault: A Call To Invest In the Fight Against TB

Dara Erck | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
Dara Erck

Meet Amy: a Sussex law graduate, an activist, a tea drinker, a cat lover. Amy is also a survivor. When she was just a university student, Amy battled one of the most deadly diseases in the world: tuberculosis (TB).

The Worst Superbug? Tuberculosis

Aaron Oxley | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK Tech
Aaron Oxley

Why TB is included in the AMR review is clear: over the last few decades TB has been quietly transforming itself into new strains of drug resistant TB (DR-TB). DR-TB causes an astounding 500 deaths a day and can't be cured with normal TB drugs.

Human Rights Must Take Precedent Over Intellectual Property Rights

Sarah K Edwards | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Sarah K Edwards

As duty bearers of human rights, it is the responsibility of states to ensure that their citizens are able to realise their rights. The High Level Panel's recommendations are set to come out in June and will be addressed to heads of state. It is yet to be known whether these recommendations will have an accountability mechanism attached to them so it may well fall to civil society to hold governments to account.

Gimme Some Sugar: The People Want Homeopathy, But That Doesn't Mean They Should Get It

Sarah Mehta | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Mehta

The UK has a world class education system and a world class National Health Service, but both of these are being undermined when policy makers continue to pollute minds with the idea that unfounded treatments, which fly in the face of scientific evidence, can find a space in our NHS.

Scientists and Vets Urge PM to Change Course on Badger Culls

Mark Jones | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK
Mark Jones

A group of 26 eminent scientists and vets have written to the Prime Minister, urging his government to abandon badger culling and instead focus on cattle-based measures to control the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle.

Cat Owners Could Catch Tuberculosis As Disease Is Widespread In Wildlife

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A leading vet has made his fears known about the potential risk of cat owners catching tuberculosis (TB) from their pets. In the Mail On Sunday, Ro...

It's Official: Badger Culls Were Inhumane, Ineffective and Unnecessary

Mark Jones | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK
Mark Jones

Last autumn, more than 1,800 badgers lost their lives in Somerset and Gloucestershire in the name of bovine tuberculosis control. Now the government-commissioned report by independent experts, who have studied the evidence, has shown our grave concerns to be justified.

From Mosquito Nets to Life-saving Moisturiser: The London Team Tackling Global Health and Development

Bidisha | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK

Academic and medical research lies at the core of the advocacy and consciousness-raising that global health journalists undertake, although the details of their vital labour, fieldwork and analysis are often unseen by lay readers.

TB Meat or Not TB, That Is the Question - The Answer? Who Knows...

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Fresh from the horse meat scandal, DEFRA has found itself in a new controversy, having again failed the British consumer in food traceability and labelling. The public now knows that over 20,000 cattle infected with bovine TB enter the food chain in the UK each year, and the government doesn't know where they go, where they are sold, and who is eating them.

Looking at the Badger Issue with a Fresh Pair of Eyes

Simon Howarth | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK
Simon Howarth

The vaccination, like all vaccinations, will not cure any badgers that have already been infected. If the percentage of badgers with infection is particularly high in one area, it may already be too late to use the vaccination there. Vaccinating the badgers in these areas will have very little effect on the spread of bTB to cattle, and will cost a vast amount of money.

A Badger Cull Will Help Make Our Countryside TB Free

Adam Quinney | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK
Adam Quinney

It's important to put paid to some of the other myths that have grown up around this issue. The most up to date scientific advice available shows that a programme that tackles TB on all fronts at the same time, including in wildlife, will significantly reduce the problem. What's happened in other countries backs this up.

Badger Cull To Start This Weekend

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

Controversial culling of badgers as part of efforts to tackle TB in cattle goes ahead from this weekend, in the face of protests from animal welfare c...

No Cheap Option or Easy Short Cut to Ending Malaria

Sarah Dransfield | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK
Sarah Dransfield

As World Malaria Day is marked this week, it will be an opportunity to celebrate the significant progress that's been made, but it will also be a time to question why there are still so many challenges in trying to eradicate this deadly disease.

Controversial Badger Cull To Be Delayed

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

The badger cull is set to be delayed after questions over the cost and effectiveness of the scheme. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is expecte...

Badger Cull Facts And Figures

PA | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK

Here are some key facts and figures surrounding the debate over controversial plans for a badger cull to tackle bovine tuberculosis (TB). Figures come...

Tuberculosis: It's Closer Than You Think

Aaron Oxley | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK Politics
Aaron Oxley

So where in the world can you find the highest rates of drug-resistant tuberculosis? I'll give you a clue - it also happens to be one of only two regions in the world where the number of new HIV cases continues to rise every year. It's not Africa. It's not South America or even Asia. It's the European region.

Stop the Cull - Save the Badger

Mark Jones | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

No one denies that TB in cattle is a serious problem. It results in the premature slaughter of many thousands of cattle each year, with devastating impacts for farmers, and at a huge cost to the taxpayer in testing, inspection and compensation. But killing badgers isn't going to reduce TB in cattle.

Progress on Eradicating TB at Risk

Aaron Oxley | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK
Aaron Oxley

This year on World TB Day, the news that the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria no longer has the resources to continue expanding its work is catastrophic for the 3,800 people dying every day from TB and for 33.4 million people living with HIV for whom TB is the leading cause of death.

Aid Doesn't Work: Breaking the Cycle

Simon Moss | Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Politics
Simon Moss

We need to take the proof that aid works out to our communities, and we need to show our politicians and media the full story when it comes to aid and development. We need to argue that aid can work wonders - when it's spent well.

Badger Cull: Doing Nothing is Not an Acceptable Option

Jim Paice | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Politics
Jim Paice

Nobody wants to cull badgers. But equally no country in the world where wildlife carries TB has been able to eradicate the disease in cattle without tackling it in wildlife too.

Scottish Students Contract Tuberculosis

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Two students on the same college course have contracted tuberculosis (TB), public health experts have confirmed. The patients ...