This year's G20 declaration lays out the importance of promoting research and development to combat tuberculosis' (TB) "threat to public health and economic growth." Prior to the summit, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urged G20 leaders to take action on drug-resistant infections, including TB. View External Media.
A four-year test of drugs to treat a widespread parasitic disease called kala azar is announced by the governments of India and Bangladesh, Doctors Without Borders, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative and other groups
Chagas has been a scourge of the developing world for decades—particularly in poor Latin American countries, where a bug known as the kissing bug transmits the disease—but it's increasingly becoming a U.S. health problem.