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Mike Frick is a TB/HIV Project Officer at the Treatment Action Group, an independent, activist, and community-based research and policy think tank committed to racial, gender, and LGBTQ+ equity; social justice; and liberation, fighting to end HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis C virus.

Blog posts written by Mike

Total of 4 blog posts

November 10, 2016

TB epidemic looms large in era of declining R&D funding

October 2016 delivered two sobering wake-up calls: The tuberculosis (TB) epidemic is larger than many realized, and TB R&D has has fallen to its lowest level in seven years.

December 14, 2015

A second chance for a TB research movement

In this guest post, Mike Frick, TB/HIV project officer at the Treatment Action Group (TAG), reflects on activist calls for greater investment in tuberculosis (TB) research and development (R&D) at the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health and the stagnation of global TB R&D funding at a time of growing drug resistance.

November 9, 2014

#CoughUpTheTBMoney: TB activists call for tripling annual spending on TB research

In this guest post, Mike Watson Frick—TB/HIV program officer at Treatment Action Group (TAG)—writes about the state of tuberculosis (TB) research funding and civil society actions that took place at the recent Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona, Spain.

October 28, 2013

Funding for TB research drops for the first time in eight years

Each year since 2006, TAG has tracked spending on research and development (R&D) for new diagnostics, drugs, and vaccines to improve TB treatment and prevention.