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Global Accountability Framework Could Ensure Coordinated Political, Financial Investment To End TB

The BMJ: Eradicating TB
Michael J. A. Reid, assistant professor of medicine, and Eric Goosby, U.N. special envoy for tuberculosis and professor of medicine, both at the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco

“…Global accountability is … necessary to secure the political and financial investment to end TB. [Accountability for Reasonableness (AFR)] — an ethics-based approach to legitimate and fair priority setting that can be applied to health policy — provides a framework that can facilitate the political consensus and investment to end TB. … We must move beyond the narrow view that TB is the problem of the world’s poorest societies, and recognize that it is a universal health problem for an interdependent global population. A transparent, global accountability framework to ensure concerted, coordinated investment for TB is imperative if we are to end this epidemic once and for all” (9/25).