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Case study of tuberculosis (focus on the Western Pacific)
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AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa

AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa | Geography of Disease | Scoop.it
Despite the gains, more Africans still die from Malaria even as the spotlight remains firmly fixed on HIV/AIDS.

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Nathan Chasse's curator insight, April 1, 2014 10:41 AM

This infographic shows how pervasive disease is in Africa. Though HIV gets a lot of attention, malaria and tuberculosis are just as prevalent as HIV/AIDS. The attention given to HIV/AIDS is reflected in the amount of aid sent to Africa, with a significant amount more being spent to halt the spread of HIV. These efforts are not entirely in vain as there have been decreases for all three diseases, but the funding necessary to make serious progress not on its way.

 

Though there is an even greater need to fight malaria, more international aid for HIV/AIDS is likely because most of the countries sending aid are not as familiar with malaria and HIV/AIDS has become sensationalized.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 3:52 PM

Disease is a global problem. Not having enough resources to keep diseases such as malaria out of Africa is unfortunate. People are dying every day and in efforts to save these people, it still can't be done. In the past, AIDS was the main disease that killed people in Africa. More recently, malaria is working its way through humans and killing them more than AIDS.

TavistockCollegeGeog's curator insight, July 4, 2014 7:41 AM

Fantastic infographic on health risks in Africa. Particular focus on infectious diseases.

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European Commission : CORDIS : Newsroom : More research needed to fight multidrug-resistant TB

European Commission : CORDIS : Newsroom : More research needed to fight multidrug-resistant TB | Geography of Disease | Scoop.it
One third of the world's population is infected with tuberculosis (TB) and despite valiant efforts to combat it, TB continues to pose a serious threat to individuals and public health around the world.
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Globesity - Fat's New Frontier - Globesity - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Globesity - Fat's New Frontier - Globesity - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography of Disease | Scoop.it
The world is getting very fat, very fast and now the obesity epidemic has spread from rich countries to poor and developing countries it is likely 1 billion people will be obese by 2030.
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Scourge of the ages

Scourge of the ages | Geography of Disease | Scoop.it
One of the great scourges of humanity, tuberculosis has been infecting humans since prehistoric times. Scientists have found tubercular decay in the spines of Egyptian mummies dating back 3000 years.
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WHO | 10 facts about tuberculosis

WHO | 10 facts about tuberculosis | Geography of Disease | Scoop.it

About one third of the world’s population is infected with tuberculosis (TB) bacteria. Only a small proportion of those infected will become sick with TB.

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United Nations Millennium Development Goals | See and share #MDGmomentum: 1,000 Days of Action

United Nations Millennium Development Goals | See and share #MDGmomentum: 1,000 Days of Action | Geography of Disease | Scoop.it
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Infant mortality rate by country - Thematic Map - World

Infant mortality rate by country - Thematic Map - World | Geography of Disease | Scoop.it

This entry gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.

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Kiwi researchers close to TB breakthrough

New Zealand researchers are inching closer to creating a world-first oral tuberculosis vaccine.

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Infectious Diseases Article, Bioterrorism Information, Global Diseases Facts -- National Geographic

Infectious Diseases Article, Bioterrorism Information, Global Diseases Facts -- National Geographic | Geography of Disease | Scoop.it
Read a National Geographic magazine article about infectious diseases and get information, facts, and more about bioterrorism.
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Papua New Guinea, drug-resistant tuberculosis and Australia

Papua New Guinea, drug-resistant tuberculosis and Australia | Geography of Disease | Scoop.it
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is currently in a battle with potentially preventable and treatable tuberculosis, as reported in today’s Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers.
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Stop TB Partnership | Fact Sheets

Stop TB Partnership | Fact Sheets | Geography of Disease | Scoop.it
The Stop TB Partnership aims to push tuberculosis up the world political agenda.
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