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Why aren’t we producing medications for looming global disease threats?

In the United States, any cluster of tuberculosis cases makes headlines, no matter how small the numbers. For example, local health authorities recently issued a warning to medical providers after 15 residents of a New York City neighborhood contracted tuberculosis over a two-year period — and the tabloids promptly hyped the news.
When 78 people in Los Angeles contracted tuberculosis between 2007-2013, local health authorities asked for federal help in controlling the outbreak, which then became national news.
But the reason these miniature outbreaks — and there are more than many people realize — are so dangerous is rarely addressed.

Curbing TB in SA’s prisons a priority

F THE government wants to curb the unchecked spread of tuberculosis (TB) in its prisons, it doesn’t have to look far. Paul Silver, a US prison architect living in Johannesburg, helped to reduce the TB epidemic in New York’s Rikers Island prison by constructing specially designed cells where the TB bacteria could not survive.

Deputy Country Director, ICAP in Swaziland

ICAP, Swaziland - Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Closing Date: 
21 September 2012

REPORTS TO:  Country Director (Chief Operations Officer), ICAP in Swaziland

LOCATION:  Mbabane, Swaziland


ICAP in Swaziland is a program of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York City.  Since 2008, with support from PEPFAR, ICAP in Swaziland has provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and health facilities in the development of family-focused, multidisciplinary HIV care, and treatment programs. These programs seek to decentralize HIV care and treatment to the primary care level in three of the four regions of Swaziland: Hhoho, Lubombo and Manzini.

HIV drug-prevention strategy carries risks

When the US Food and Drug Administration approved Viagra in 1998, officials never considered one possible side effect of the drug: higher rates of sexually transmitted diseases among men who, thanks to Viagra, would become more sexually active. A powerful tool in the fight against HIV is raising similar questions about the possibility of unintended public-health consequences if drugs are approved for use in healthy people and cause them to alter their behaviour.

International Women's Health Coalition

The International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC) is a nonprofit organization based in New York City that works with individuals and groups in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to promote women's reproductive and sexual health and rights

Resident Technical Advisor

The Margaret Sanger Centre International, South Africa, is currently recruiting a Resident Technical Advisor (RTA) for placement in Namibia. This position will work closely with our office and that of our parent organization, the Margaret Sanger Centre International of Planned Parenthood, New York City, USA. This position reports to the Director, Margaret Sanger Centre International,South Africa. Interested candidates should fax or e-mail their resume with cover letter and salary requirement to:Director Margaret Sanger Centre International, South Africa Fax: (+ 27 11) 726-1172 Or by E-mail: No phone calls, please.