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The other pandemic: World urged to learn TB lessons

Mar 25, 2020 - 2:50 PM

While tuberculosis was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization back in 1993, it remains the world's number one infectious killer

$14 billion goal in sight for fighting AIDS, TB, malaria

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Promises for replenishment money are made at meeting in France of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

FUNDS. (From left) Irish rock band U2 singer Bono, Microsoft founder, Bill Gates and French President Emmanuel Macron attend the announcement of the final amount raised for the Global Fund to Fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria on October 10, 2019, in Lyon, central eastern France. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Battles begin to turn in long war on tuberculosis

Oct 27, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Despite possessing the knowhow to treat tuberculosis and even how much it would cost to eradicate, global efforts to rid humankind of one of its oldest illnesses lag behind other public health drives

Philippines joins countries in committing to end global TB epidemic by 2030

Sep 29, 2018 - 1:10 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III hopes to treat at least 2.5 million Filipinos with tuberculosis by 2020, but advocates say that the country's response to the disease is still lacking

END TB. Of 1.7 million recorded Tuberculosis deaths in 2017, 25,000 are Filipinos. Photo from Shutterstock

Researchers see encouraging results in development of TB vaccine

Sep 27, 2018 - 3:27 PM

While the results of the M72/AS01 vaccine represent a 'landmark moment,' there is still much work to be done, such as testing in a larger number of people

Experts: U.N. helped reverse AIDS epidemic. It now must do the same for TB.

Sep 26, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Health experts call for specific action steps to combat tuberculosis

EO to make DOH sole distributor of anti-TB medicines

Aug 17, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says the executive order would be a response to a 2016 national survey which showed around one million Filipinos have tuberculosis

FIGHT VS TB. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial (center) presents the results of the 2016 National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey on August 17. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Penantian 170 hari keluarga ABK TB Charles

Dec 14, 2016 - 11:27 AM

“Usai saya kasih tahu Rafni kemudian menangis Dia bilang Papa jangan lagi boleh pergi jauh jauh ya Mak ” ujar Elona menirukan ucapan puteranya itu

SYUKUR. Istri Robin Piter, Elona Ramadhani bersama kedua puteranya. Mereka mengaku bersyukur Robin Piter bisa bebas dari cengkeraman pembajak Abu Sayyaf di Filipina selatan pada Senin, 12 Desember. Foto oleh Virqo Aryan/Rappler

Tiba di Tanah Air, ABK TB Charles masih alami trauma

Sep 06, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Sofyan kabur bersama Ismail karena khawatir akan dieksekusi oleh Abu Sayyaf

Dua kru kapal TB Charles berhasil kabur dari kelompok Abu Sayyaf

Aug 18, 2016 - 10:57 AM

Dua kru kapal melarikan diri karena khawatir diancam oleh penculik akan segera dipenggal

Datangi Kemlu, keluarga tuntut pembebasan ABK dari kelompok Abu Sayyaf

Aug 02, 2016 - 2:03 AM

Keluarga mengaku khawatir karena mendapat ancaman dari kelompok Abu Sayyaf yang menyebut akan mengeksekusi ABK TB Charles jika uang tebusan tidak dipenuhi

KELUARGA ABK SANDERA. Keluarga ABK yang disandera oleh kelompok Abu Sayyaf mendatangi Kementerian Luar Negeri untuk mendapat informasi dan pertolongan soal nasib keluarga mereka. ANTARA FOTO/Yudhi Mahatma/foc/16.

Keluarga ABK TB Charles harapkan keajaiban bisa berlebaran bersama

Jul 06, 2016 - 5:41 AM

Tujuh ABK kapal penarik batu bara TB Charles diculik oleh kelompok milisi bersenjata Filipina sejak tanggal 20 Juni lalu Hingga kini belum ada tanda tanda akan dibebaskan

Indonesia hanya diizinkan masuk wilayah perairan Filipina untuk bebaskan sandera

Jun 30, 2016 - 6:06 PM

Sesuai dengan kesepakatan yang diteken kedua negara Indonesia baru bisa masuk ke wilayah perairan Filipina dalam keadaan darurat

PERBATASAN INDONESIA DAN FILIPINA. Kapal TB Charles kembali ke perairan Balikpapan usai dibajak oleh kelompok milisi bersenjata Filipina pada tanggal 20 Juni. Foto oleh TNI Angkatan Laut

Perusahaan pemilik kapal TB Charles kecewa terbit larangan berlayar ke Filipina

Jun 25, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Pernintaan batu bara ke Filipina sedang tinggi di saat industri batu bara di dalam negeri terpuruk

Memilih melawan Abu Sayyaf, salah satu ABK Indonesia kena tembak

May 14, 2016 - 9:46 AM

Keempat ABK Indonesia itu sempat diancam akan dieksekusi jika tidak membayar uang tebusan seperti yang diminta

4 WNI korban penculikan Abu Sayyaf tiba di Lanud Halim Perdana Kusuma

May 13, 2016 - 11:44 AM

Pemerintah Indonesia bersikukuh tidak menggunakan uang tebusan untuk bisa membebaskan ke 4 WNI dari cengkeraman penculik yang mengaku kelompok Abu Sayyaf

4 WNI SANDERA TIBA DI HALIM. Menlu Retno Marsudi (kedua kanan) didampingi empat anak buah kapal (ABK) berwarganegaraan Indonesia memberikan keterangan setibanya di Lanud Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta, Jumat, 13 Mei. Foto oleh M Agung Rajasa/ANTARA

WHO approves new, faster treatment for drug-resistant TB

May 13, 2016 - 11:06 AM

The new regimen which WHO will now encourage all its member states to adopt lasts up to 9 months easing the burden on patients and possibly curing more than 80 of cases

NEW TREATMENT. Patients sit on their beds in the Multi-drug-resistant ward of the government-run Tuberculosis (TB) hospital, on the eve of World Tuberculosis Day in Amritsar, India,  March 23, 2013. File photo by Raminder Pal Singh/EPA

4 WNI korban penculikan Abu Sayyaf akhirnya juga dibebaskan

May 11, 2016 - 11:01 PM

Proses pembebasan ke 4 WNI disebut sebut ikut melibatkan pemimpin kelompok Front Pembebasan Nasional Bangsa Moro MNLF Samsula Adju

SANDERA BEBAS. Ke-4 WNI korban penculikan kelompok Abu Sayyaf akhirnya dibebaskan pada 11 Mei. llustrasi oleh Rappler

Indonesia among the top countries with highest TB cases

Oct 28, 2015 - 11:56 PM

World Health Organization says tuberculosis deaths unacceptably high

UNACCEPTABLY HIGH. The number of tuberculosis deaths is unacceptably high, according to WHO. File photo by EPA

World Bank: 400M still lack access to key health care services

Jun 13, 2015 - 11:39 AM

In low and middle income countries 6 of the people are at risk of being forced into or pushed further into poverty by health care costs

Tuberculosis: Still one of the deadliest treatable diseases in PH

Mar 24, 2015 - 2:34 PM

The battle against TB in the Philippines can be won – the way it has been in high income countries: with integrated efforts and commitment

P8-B loss yearly: 'Tuberculosis a daily massacre' – Recto

Mar 23, 2015 - 5:54 PM

Senator Ralph Recto calls on the national government to plow back a portion of its budget to fight TB our country’s number 8 top killer

TUBERCULOSIS. Tuberculosis samples are put under the microscope in a laboratory in South Africa. Rodger Bosch/AFP

PH Coast Guard retrieves 4 bodies, including Indonesian's

Nov 10, 2014 - 6:29 PM

The incidents in Pangasinan Manila Batangas and Iloilo are reported days after the PCG noted an increase in suicide cases among ship passengers

TB-diabetes co-epidemic looms, experts warn

Oct 29, 2014 - 8:31 PM

A growing link has been observed between diabetes – a disease of diet lifestyle and genes – and TB a respiratory disease spread by bacteria

Nigeria preacher says cooperating after fatal building collapse

Sep 18, 2014 - 11:57 PM

Popular televangelist TB Joshua denied lack of cooperation and stuck to his theory of possible aerial sabotage A total of 80 people were killed

COLLAPSE. Rescue workers clear away mattresses used by occupants of the collapsed guesthouse of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) at Ikotun in Lagos on September 17, 2014. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP

Death toll hits 57 from Nigeria building collapse

Sep 16, 2014 - 6:12 PM

A total of 131 people were injured in the collapse of the hostel which housed Nigerian and foreign followers of preacher and televangelist TB Joshua

Novartis licenses drugs to non-profit TB group

Aug 20, 2014 - 5:27 PM

Global Alliance for TB Drug Development will take financial and operational responsibility for continued research development approval and distribution of compounds in the portfolio

A file photo dated 02 December 1999 of the Novartis headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. EPA

Wrestling with hunger and tuberculosis

Aug 12, 2014 - 11:53 AM

If children are malnourished they have weaker immune systems hence they are more vulnerable not just to TB but other diseases too

LITTLE QUEEN. It is important to note that young children like Quenie are less likely to contract and spread TB among fellow children. Children usually get TB due to their regular exposure to adults with active TB. All photos from Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler.com

New drug regimen speeds TB treatment

Jul 21, 2014 - 2:51 PM

An experimental cocktail of three drugs can dramatically shorten the time it takes to treat patients infected with TB strains that are hard to cure with conventional antibiotics

WHO urges nations: Wipe out tuberculosis by 2050

Jul 03, 2014 - 7:51 PM

Warning to 33 countries including the richest ones: TB claimed 1 3 million lives worldwide in 2013 making it the deadliest disease after AIDS to be caused by a single infectious agent

Secretary Ona, please do (not) test me

May 19, 2014 - 8:50 AM

Let us go get tested voluntarily so that Secretary Ona may be convinced that public education community action and free voluntary and confidential testing is still the way to go

Multidrug-resistant TB on the rise in northern Mindanao

Mar 28, 2014 - 11:15 AM

The government is trying to contain the spread of the disease with the use of new technology But the old stigma against the infected remains an obstacle

ON THE RISE. Tuberculosis samples are put under the microscope in a laboratory in South Africa. AFP PHOTO/RODGER BOSCH

A million children a year develop TB, study shows

Mar 24, 2014 - 10:38 AM

Many cases of tuberculosis and multi drug resistant tuberculosis disease are not being detected in children the study says

Tuberculosis killed 1.3 million last year: WHO

Oct 24, 2013 - 12:00 AM

The toll remains the world s second highest for an infectious disease after HIV AIDS

Experts warn of untreatable tuberculosis risk

Mar 24, 2013 - 9:25 AM

Disease experts called for decisive leadership and more research funding to fend off the very real risk of an untreatable strain of tuberculosis TB emerging

Blood samples are seen in the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) at Brewelskloof Hospital, on January 27, 2011, in Worcester, South Africa. AFP PHOTO/RODGER BOSCH

Drug-resistant TB in PH, 7 other countries

Aug 30, 2012 - 8:21 AM

Drug resistant tuberculosis is getting more difficult to treat according to a study that included the Philippines

Researchers unveil promising TB drug cocktail

Jul 24, 2012 - 10:59 AM

Researchers reported progress with an experimental drug cocktail that killed a record 99 percent of TB bacteria in two weeks and costs a fraction of existing treatments

More than half of TB cases are kids

Mar 21, 2012 - 6:29 PM

Of 26 000 TB cases screened in 2010 more than half or 14 527 were kids