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Global Health Community Releases Reports, Resources, Blog Posts On TB Ahead Of U.N. HLM On TB

Center for Global Development: As U.N. General Assembly Highlights Tuberculosis Fight, Will BRICS Lead on the R&D Agenda?
Rachel Silverman, senior policy analyst and assistant director of Global Health Policy at CGD; Kalipso Chalkidou, senior fellow and director of Global Health Policy at CGD; and Adrian Towse, director of the Office of Health Economics in the U.K., discuss the burden of TB in BRICS countries and highlight the role that BRICS countries play in TB R&D efforts (9/25).

Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law: High-Level Meeting on Ending TB
“As heads of state meet at the U.N. for the first-ever High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, the O’Neill Institute is releasing two reports, as part of its partnership with Stop TB, focused on identifying practical opportunities for global health, human rights, and TB experts and advocates to collectively address pressing issues of law and human rights in the context of TB…” (September 2018).

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Faces of the Fight
In this post, the Global Fund profiles several people around the world who have been affected by TB (9/25).

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: State of the Fight 2018: Tuberculosis
This report discusses the current state of global tuberculosis progress and efforts, highlighting the Global Fund’s response to the disease (September 2018).

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: TB High-Level Meeting: Human rights violations drive TB epidemic, leaders say Rabita Aziz, senior global health policy specialist at IDSA, highlights discussion from an Open Society Foundations side event at the U.N., during which participants discussed the links between human rights and the global TB epidemic (9/25).

PLOS Blogs’ “Speaking of Medicine”: Mobilizing the Research Community for TB — The Time Is Now
“Els Torreele, the executive director of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s Access Campaign, suggests ways world leaders can use this week’s first-ever U.N. High-Level Meeting on tuberculosis on September 26 to discuss how improved research and development can be used to address the tuberculosis crisis…” (9/25).

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