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Blog Posts Discuss World TB Day

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Reach, Cure, Prevent to End TB
Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health and child and maternal survival coordinator at USAID, writes about the agency’s efforts to support “national programs to diagnose and treat TB in the countries hardest hit by TB, MDR-TB, and HIV-associated TB. … We stand with our partners, united in our efforts to save lives and develop healthier societies in vulnerable countries. We have the ability to rid the world of TB. And — with continued global action, investment, and innovation — we will do so” (3/24).

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: The Collective Effort to Turn the Tide on the War Against TB
Lucica Ditiu, executive secretary of the Stop TB Partnership, discusses global efforts to reach the goals of the WHO’s End TB strategy, writing, “Change is not always easy, but with strong partners we will succeed…” (3/23).

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Australia Makes Important Commitment to Tuberculosis and Malaria
Trevor Mundel, president of global health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes, “We congratulate Australia and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop for their announcement of $30 million Australian dollars over three years aid package to develop lifesaving tools for TB and malaria … The new funding will bolster the development of key tools to address the burden of the two diseases globally and in the Asia-Pacific region…” (3/23).

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