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Advocates Encouraged By Greater Attention To Reducing TB Incidence, Improving Treatment Access

HuffPost: A ‘Glimmer Of Hope’ In The Fight Against The World’s Top Infectious Killer
“In a sign of increasing political will in the battle against the world’s top infectious killer, the heads of the World Health Organization and USAID voiced their support for the global fight against tuberculosis last week in a reception during the United Nations General Assembly. Advocates had been seeing a snowballing of political support to thwart tuberculosis, first with the announcement of a U.N. high-level meeting focused solely on TB next year, followed by the recent inclusion of the fight against TB in the G20 declaration, and excitement over a WHO ministerial conference on tuberculosis to be headlined by Russian President Vladimir Putin in November…” (Weber, 9/27).

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