In Blog Post, Bill Gates Calls For More Investment In TB R&D, New Treatment, Prevention Innovations

Gates Notes: Let’s Make TB History
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses the global tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, the importance of proper therapy, and the story of Simbongile, a young mother in Cape Town who survived drug-resistant TB. Gates writes, “TB is still an active threat and the world is in dire need for new innovations to prevent and treat it. By investing more in research and development, I know it will be possible to create a new generation of TB drugs and develop a new and effective TB vaccine. TB is not a disease of the past, but if the world works together to fight it, I have no doubt it can be” (11/1).

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