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Improved Tools, Diagnostics, New Vaccine Needed To End Global TB Epidemic

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: TB beats HIV as the leading infectious disease cause of death worldwide
Melvin Sanicas, global health fellow and a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses findings from the WHO’s Global TB Report and says in order to end the global TB epidemic, “better detection systems need to be in place and tools developed to better diagnose people, and a better vaccine should be developed” (2/14).

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