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Gates Foundation Blog Highlights 5 Priority Actions In Global TB Response

Noting the WHO on Wednesday released its annual Global Tuberculosis Report, Peter Small, deputy director with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s TB program, highlights in the foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog five priorities in the TB response identified in the report. These include “[r]eaching the three million people worldwide who aren’t getting adequate TB treatment,” addressing drug resistance, “[e]nsuring that everyone living with TB/HIV co-infection has access to HIV treatment,” “[i]ncreasing domestic and international financing for TB,” and “[a]ccelerating the rapid uptake of new tools” for detecting the disease (10/23).