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Jan Gheuens

Title Deputy Director
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Jan Gheuens is the Deputy Director of the foundation’s TB Program. His team’s work focuses on supporting the development of new TB diagnostics, vaccines, and drug regimens.

Posts By Jan Gheuens


New Innovations Offer New Hope for Global TB Fight

On this World Tuberculosis Day, we are closer than ever to the innovations that can bring the disease under control and save lives.

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New WHO Report Shows Incredible Progress; But Work Ahead

I wrote last month about the challenge of drug-resistant tuberculosis and how defeating TB will require better approaches to diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Today, the WHO released its Global Tuberculosis Report – an annual update on the worldwide
state of TB – and while the report shows that we’re making progress, it underscores just how much we need new tools to fight the epidemic.

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Should We Be Worried About Tuberculosis?

New research published in The Lancet has confirmed that multi-drug-resistant TB (MDR TB) is much more prevalent than we previously thought.

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