Blog Post Highlights Recent Reports, G20 Declaration Calling For Better TB Policies, More Funding

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: G20 declaration notes TB as reports highlight needs for policy, funding leadership
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses the mention of tuberculosis in the G20 declaration, “a small, but meaningful step,” according to advocates. Barton also highlights a recently released report from Médecins Sans Frontières and the Stop TB Partnership, titled “Out Of Step,” that says countries are falling behind in implementing recommended TB diagnostics and treatment policies, as well as another report, titled “Protecting the United States from the Health Security Risk of Global Tuberculosis,” from the Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Health Policy Center, that “highlights global gaps accelerating the spread of tuberculosis, including drug-resistant tuberculosis, domestically and worldwide” (7/11).