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International Community Must Fund Efforts To Find New TB Vaccines, Drugs, Diagnostics

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: Fighting the Tuberculosis Threat
Thomas G. Evans, CEO of Advancing Tuberculosis Vaccines for the World

“…[T]hroughout the world, nine million people are diagnosed with active TB every year and 1.5 million die — as many people die from HIV. … Decades of neglect have meant that a concerted effort to develop new, more effective TB drugs and vaccines is still playing catch-up to the disease. … The World Health Organization has stated that a new vaccine, as well as new drugs and diagnostics, is critically needed to halt the TB epidemic. Let’s actually fund this effort commensurate to the scale of the problem” (6/18).