John Donnelly

Q&A with WHO’s TB chief: ‘We have to be bold’

WASHINGTON, DC—Mario Raviglione has been the director of the World Health Organization’s Stop TB Department since 2003. He spoke with John Donnelly about his frustrations with detecting cases of multidrug-resistant TB as well as the slowness in the use of the GeneXpert machine, which can detect drug-resistant TB in two hours, compared to two months from older tests.

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TB: A 'catastrophe' that needs a vaccine

There haven't been any new TB drugs for over 40 years. But an unlikely partnership between non-profits and a mining company may save thousands of lives in the search for a new vaccine.

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