Congress Must Not Forget TB In Debating U.S. Global Health Programs

The Hill: TB: The forgotten global health threat
Eric P. Goosby, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on tuberculosis

“As congressional committees debate the future of critical global health programs, they must not forget an all too neglected global health threat — tuberculosis (TB). … TB interventions are cost effective and save lives. There is a return of $30 to $43 dollars for every dollar spent on TB interventions. Revolutionary new technology and improved ways of delivering services are needed to end the TB epidemic. This will require intensifying basic and implementation research with innovation. This will be possible only through increased investments and effective engagements of both the public and private sectors. … We can’t let TB be the forgotten disease. … With TB, forgetting is a deadly option” (6/9).

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