Experiences From TB Response In Syria Could Translate To Other Conflict Settings

Devex: 4 lessons learned tackling tuberculosis in Syria
Håkan Björkman, manager of UNDP’s partnership with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

“…[E]xperiences in Syria have highlighted four vital lessons that could help inform efforts to combat TB in other conflict zones: Courage and innovative thinking on the frontlines … Strengthen and support existing local systems … Reach everyone you can … Vigilance in spotting multi-drug resistant TB … These lessons from Syria are important for the global response to TB. We must keep the momentum going. Progress made in the midst of war is fragile and must be nurtured. The courageous people of Syria need continued support and resources to do their jobs” (7/6).

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