Navigation Links
Gates Foundation Commits $280 Million for Research to Fight Global TB Epidemic
Date:9/18/2007

11 new grants will speed development of TB vaccines, diagnostic tests, and

drugs in support of the Global Plan to Stop TB

SEATTLE, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today grants totaling $280 million to help fight tuberculosis, an epidemic that infects one-third of people on earth and kills nearly 2 million yearly - mostly in the poorest countries. The 11 new grants will speed research and development on promising vaccines, diagnostic tests, and treatments to help reduce the global TB burden.

"TB science has advanced significantly over the past five years, and these grants build on this momentum and the progress that has been made," said Dr. Tachi Yamada, president of the Gates Foundation's Global Health Program. "By bringing together a wide range of partners, including scientists from countries heavily affected by TB, we hope to help translate promising ideas into tools that can save millions of lives."

The grants focus on three key areas:

-- Vaccine development: $200 million over five years to the Aeras Global

TB Vaccine Foundation to conduct clinical trials of up to six TB

vaccine candidates

-- Diagnostics: $62 million over five years to the Foundation for

Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) to develop TB tests that are more

accurate and simpler to use

-- Drug discovery: Nine grants totaling $18 million to identify new TB

treatments to combat drug resistance

The urgent need for better TB-fighting tools received worldwide attention earlier this year when an airline passenger from the United States traveled across borders with drug-resistant TB and exposed fellow travelers to the disease. This case highlighted the inadequacy of current TB diagnostic tools, which use technology that is more than 100 years old. In addition, the TB vaccine is more than 80 years old and rarely works after childhood, while
'/>"/>

SOURCE The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Bill Gates to Fund ?28m for Malaria researc
2. Bill Gates Takes Personal Interest in AIDS Program
3. Dr.Tadataka Yamada Designated to open Gates for Global Health Program
4. Gates Foundation Announces $287 Million In Grants Towards AIDS Vaccine
5. Gates Foundation to donate USD 104 million to TB Alliance
6. Division Among Delegates To Dilute UNs AIDS Plans: Activists
7. Bill Gates Clarifies that his Decision to Focus on Charity was Personal
8. Gates Foundation Adopts Fight against Encephalitis
9. Clinton, Gates Highlight Treatment, Discrimination of AIDS
10. A Synthetic Molecule Instigates Cancer Cells To Self-Harm
11. $68 million aid pours in from Gates Foundation to fight tropical diseases
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... AngelWeddingDress.com tries its best to translate the ... the business has introduced its new collection of 2015 ... , The new prom outfits are guaranteed to contain ... They are specially designed for 2015. Anyone who wants ... visit its website before Jan. 26, 2015, the deadline ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... SmileStix ” was featured on NewsWatch as part of its ... on the iOS, Android, and Windows markets. Andrew Tropeano, a ... review and shared with viewers how this is an application ... goes, “A picture says a thousand words.” It’s true. There ... image, because each picture holds a unique and special meaning. ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 25, 2014 Residents at ... recently showed their generous spirit by providing holiday ... County Parenting Network- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program. , ... around the largest Christmas tree on the campus ... by residents of the Abernethy Village Association (AVA). ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 25, 2014 Parker & Sons, ... customer service and affordable quality regarding heating, cooling and ... recognition in 2014 by the “Queen of Clean” for ... earned an impressive reputation over the years for providing ... wide range of contractor services for both homeowners and ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Over 700 toys, that’s what AlignLife clinics ... smiling little faces this holiday that might not have ... donations was given to the various charities as well ... through the year. Some of the charities chosen for ... Shrine's Children's Hospitals, Toys for Tots and Crisis Nurseries, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Angelweddingdress 2015 Prom Dresses Online Now 2Health News:An Application to Create Custom Stickers was Featured on NewsWatch Television on December 19, 2014 2Health News:Retirement Community Residents Make Impact During Holiday Season 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Recognition In 2014 By The “Queen Of Clean” For Impressive Contractor Services In Arizona 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Recognition In 2014 By The “Queen Of Clean” For Impressive Contractor Services In Arizona 3Health News:AlignLife Donates Over 700 Toys This Year 2
... Sayre Area School District in Bradford County today became ... H1N1 influenza vaccine to its student population, the Department ... reminded all parents that immunizations play a significant role ... disproportionately affecting school-aged children, with almost two-thirds of all ...
... into diseases and treatments, experts say , FRIDAY, Oct. ... detailed map of the human epigenome, gaining greater understanding ... past, we,ve been limited to viewing small snippets of ... Genomic Analysis Laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological ...
... RATON, Fla., Oct. 16 Although stem cells sounds ... for quite some time. In today,s advanced medical ... orthopedic conditions including osteoarthritis of the hip knee and ... rotator cuff tears, and various back conditions including ...
... physicians will be using electronic prescribing and other health ... million federal grant secured by U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy. ... Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL), will provide incentives to physicians ... In June, Vermont was cited by Surescripts as the ...
... DALLAS, Oct. 16 John Killian, Chairman of Parent ... the United States focused on finding a cure for Duchenne ... that the 5th Annual Sam,s Family Fun Day ... 10am to 2pm on Flagpole Hill at White Rock Lake. ...
... The Avon Foundation for Women is marking Breast ... celebrations, and tributes. Throughout October, the Foundation will call ... save lives, and raise millions of dollars for the ... the sale of fundraising products, Avon Walks for Breast ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Pennsylvania Department of Health Announces First School to Begin Administering H1N1 Vaccine to Students 2Health News:Scientists Provide First Map of Complete Human Epigenome 2Health News:Stem Cell and PRP Therapy for Orthopedic Conditions 2Health News:Stem Cell and PRP Therapy for Orthopedic Conditions 3Health News:Leahy Secures Funds to Support Adoption of Electronic Prescribing in Vermont 2Health News:Leahy Secures Funds to Support Adoption of Electronic Prescribing in Vermont 3Health News:Leahy Secures Funds to Support Adoption of Electronic Prescribing in Vermont 4Health News:Leahy Secures Funds to Support Adoption of Electronic Prescribing in Vermont 5Health News:Sam's Day Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary; Local Family Event Will Benefit Largest U.S. Non-Profit Fighting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 2Health News:Sam's Day Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary; Local Family Event Will Benefit Largest U.S. Non-Profit Fighting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 3Health News:Photos: Avon Foundation for Women Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2Health News:Photos: Avon Foundation for Women Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014  Lockton Dunning Benefits, the ... announced the addition of Vice President Kim ... Dunning,s Pharmacy Consulting team, Excelsior Solutions. ... experience to the position.  Most recently, she worked ... Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, where she has held various ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... and RALEIGH, N.C. , Dec. 23, ... International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ) (TSX: ENL), ... ) announced today that they have submitted a New ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Buprenorphine HCl ... pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... VIEJO, Calif. , Dec. 22, 2014 ... into expanded corporate offices in Aliso Viejo ... announced that due to the tremendous growth and worldwide ... needed. Sales of patented SnoreRx, the anti snore cure ... offices. He said, "We are now in 23 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kim Foerster Joins Lockton Companies 2Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences Announce NDA Submission for Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film for the Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain 2Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences Announce NDA Submission for Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film for the Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain 3Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences Announce NDA Submission for Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film for the Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain 4Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences Announce NDA Submission for Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film for the Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain 5
... Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: NLTX ), a company focused ... disease, today announced its third quarter financial results for 2010. ... 30, 2010, Nile reported a net loss of approximately $1.8 ... of approximately $2.0 million, or $0.08 per share, during the ...
... N.J., Nov. 12, 2010 Neurologix, Inc. (OTC Bulletin ... company developing innovative gene therapies for the brain and ... for the three and nine months ended September 30, ... potential of NLX-P101, our Parkinson,s disease gene therapy product, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Nile Therapeutics Reports 2010 Third Quarter Financial Results 2Nile Therapeutics Reports 2010 Third Quarter Financial Results 3Nile Therapeutics Reports 2010 Third Quarter Financial Results 4Neurologix Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 2Neurologix Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 3Neurologix Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 4Neurologix Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 5Neurologix Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 6Neurologix Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 7Neurologix Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 8
... Aspen® LSO braces provide pain relief, stabilization ... to better patient outcomes. ,The Aspen® "Low ... comfortable support. When firmly tightened, using the ... regain a significant degree of functional mobility ...
... Immobilizer A chest binder with ... contact closure. Humerus strap extends ... cuff. Plastic stay. 1 " ... may adjust for hand loop. ...
... Combining the therapeutic benefits of controlled ... hemarthrosis, swelling, and pain. The anatomically designed ... treatment.,The Shoulder Cryo/Cuff can be ordered with ... to larger chest circumferences.,All Cryo/Cuffs can be ...
... ARM BRACE (FAB) was designed to ... make it useful as a functional ... more than an "Elbow ROM Brace" ... forearm rotation (pronation and supination)., ...
Medicine Products: