Ending TB Must Include Efforts To Improve Conditions In Prisons, Advocate Says
Action: How prison conditions fuel the tuberculosis epidemic
David Bryden, TB advocacy officer at RESULTS, discusses prison overcrowding and the risk of TB in prisons. Bryden writes, “Unless the world tackles prison conditions, ending this disease will remain just a distant dream. … When heads of state gather for the U.N. High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis this September, they must make strong commitments, including funding, to improve conditions and achieve rapid reductions in TB, HIV, and other diseases in prisons — and we must hold them to their promises” (5/24).