Category: Tuberculosis

Addressing Childhood Tuberculosis: Shedding Light on a Hidden Epidemic

Baby Hope and her mom, now happy and healthy outside their home in Kenya. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Cain, CDC)

  Today is World TB Day, and while we have made great progress to control and cure TB, we must recognize that there is still more that needs to be done. TB remains an urgent public health problem in many parts of the world, often affecting the most vulnerable. In 2012, a total of 8.6 Read More >

Posted on by Susan A. Maloney, MD, MPH, Global TB Coordinator, CDC Center for Global Health1 CommentTags , , ,

Haiti makes solid progress in reducing TB

Macarthur Charles, MD, PhD, CDC’s TB Advisor in Haiti

On World Tuberculosis Day, a personal account from the frontline, Haiti, which has the highest reported rates of TB in the western hemisphere. There is a certain poetic symmetry to my return to Haiti this year as tuberculosis (TB) advisor. It was exactly 10 years ago that I first set foot on Haitian soil as Read More >

Posted on by Macarthur Charles, MD, PhD, CDC’s TB Advisor in Haiti4 CommentsTags , , , , , ,