Tag Archives: TB

World TB Day

One hundred and thirty one years ago today, Robert Koch announced the discovery of the bacillus that causes tuberculosis. As a result, for the last thirty one years, 24 March has been observed as World TB Day, highlighting that nearly a century and a half […]


The global burden of disease – let’s not forget the spiritual dimension

Yesterday saw the publication of a landmark, multicentre collaborative study on the global burden of disease. It suggests that while average life expectancies around the world have gone up – they have gone up more in the West than in the developing world, and worldwide they […]


Eurozone crisis setting back global health advances

Today is the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Global Fund for HIV, TB and Malaria. This was an initiative promoted by then UN General Secretary Kofi Annan to put significant funding into fighting the three biggest communicable diseases afflicting the developing world. Sadly, […]