Global Health Diplomacy, Multi-Sectoral Cooperation Essential To Ending TB Epidemic
The Lancet Global Health: Leveraging health diplomacy to end the tuberculosis epidemic
Michael Reid, assistant professor, and Eric Goosby, professor, both in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF); and Sebastian Kevany, research data analyst, all at the Institute for Global Health Sciences at UCSF
“…The U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals highlight the importance of the broader multi-sectoral agenda to ending the tuberculosis epidemic … Understanding tuberculosis as a global health security threat is essential to ending the epidemic. … As the Lancet Commission on tuberculosis emphasizes, global tuberculosis efforts are moving beyond traditional siloed development assistance approaches to a new era of country ownership and holistic, multi-sectoral global cooperation. Global health diplomacy is essential both to motivate these new approaches and to create the enabling environment needed to secure substantive progress towards ending the tuberculosis epidemic once and for all…” (3/20).