Devex Examines Challenges To Meeting Global Goal To End TB By 2035
Devex: Overcoming challenges to a TB epidemic
“The World Health Organization’s 2016 Global Tuberculosis Report found the burden of the disease is greater than previously thought, calling into question ambitious global goals to end the epidemic by 2035. … TB research and development remains severely underfunded, according to the report. Additionally, investments in low- and middle-income countries for TB care and prevention fell almost $2 billion short this year of the $8.3 billion needed. It’s predicted this annual gap will widen to $6 billion in 2020 if funding levels don’t increase, the WHO report found…” (Cousins, 11/7).