Media Outlets Continue Coverage Of U.N. High-Level Meeting On TB
Global Health NOW: High-level Hopes to End TB
“The U.N. General Assembly’s first ever High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis this past Wednesday culminated in a slew of commitments to end the disease that kills more people than any other infectious disease — 1.6 million in 2017, by the WHO’s count. … Out of 193 U.N. member states, fewer than 30 leaders attended, [Médecins Sans Frontières] noted in a statement released after the meeting adjourned that threw some cold water on the optimistic promises at the meeting’s close…” (Myers, 9/28).
Vox: The deadliest infectious disease is becoming drug-resistant
“…A rapidly growing number of patients are developing drug-resistant tuberculosis, which kills more people than any other drug-resistant pathogen. The persistence of TB is the reason the United Nations General Assembly held its first High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis Wednesday, which experts hope will trigger an influx of cash and attention for the treatment and diagnosis of a neglected disease…” (Higgins, 9/28).
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