It is not news that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption to public health - and as managing the pandemic ostensibly takes top priority for health systems worldwide, the ramifications for management of other diseases is a real concern. This concern has been raised in a modelling study released by The Lancet Global Health earlier this week, estimating the pandemic’s impact on three conditions: HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria. “In high-burden settings, deaths due to HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria over five years could increase by up to ten percent, twenty percent, and 36 percent, respectively, compared with if there was no COVID-19 pandemic,” the study said. Study authors noted the disruption of the pandemic to routine health services; provision of therapies; and preventative campaigns could carry ominous portents for the response to the diseases and compromise the progress made against them thus far. The study outlines that “the greatest impact on HIV was … Read Full Article about HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria: A surge in deaths?