Five on Friday | March 25, 2016
World TB Day once again filled our inboxes and covered our newsfeed. This year’s coverage seemed particularly urgent, with videos, specials, and many articles pointing out the rise in TB cases in the U.S. for the first time in two decades, and last year’s declaration that TB is the leading infectious disease killer, now killing more people each year than HIV/AIDS. What article got you thinking, which one inspired you, and which ones did you share? Here is just a tiny sampling of what came across our desks this week.
1. Tiffy, Communications and Graphic Designer: CDC selects Health Network as a TB Elimination Champion for its work in supporting TB control.
2. Claire, Writer and Editor, shared this “heartbreaking read on children with MDR-TB on the Huffington Post, ‘Make it Stop’: The Tender Casualties of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis.
3. Ricardo, Health Network Manager, sent along the announcement that Pakistan won the TB Champion Award for combating MDR-TB.
4. Ricardo also shared an important new study, “Ebola outbreak indirectly increases deaths from malaria, HIV, TB.”
5. Del, Director of International Projects, Research, and Development, shared this video message from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on World TB Day.
BONUS link (because there were just too many TB-related pieces to limit it to five): Check out Newsweek’s extensive feature on TB, Invisible Killer.
Have a healthy and safe weekend.