Experts Call For Increased Political Will, Research To Reach WHO’s End TB Goals

Devex: More political attention, research solutions needed for TB, experts say
“Lack of awareness and research solutions on eradicating the deadly, airborne disease tuberculosis is pushing global reduction targets out of reach, experts warned in New York last week. While TB deaths fell globally by 37 percent between 2000 and 2016, the bacterial disease remains one of the top 10 causes of deaths worldwide, responsible for 1.7 million lost lives in 2016. ‘Progress is too slow. Increasingly, the rate of the number of resistant TB cases is a challenge, along with gaps in investment and research,’ Tereza Kasaeva, director of the global tuberculosis program at the World Health Organization, explained to Devex…” (Lieberman, 6/6).