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Global Plan To End TB Includes Research For New Vaccines

The Guardian: Quest for tuberculosis vaccine begins as scientists aim to beat disease by 2035
“…Despite the [BCG] vaccine’s widespread use, more than nine million people around the world become ill with the disease each year. In 2014, it killed 1.5 million people. … The quest for a new vaccine is at the heart of an ambitious new strategy, introduced last month, to end tuberculosis as a public health threat by 2035. … The new Global Plan to End TB calls for a $56-58bn (£37-38bn) investment in TB programs, alongside $9bn for new research and development, including vaccines…” (Green, 12/7).

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