Media Outlets Report On Other Aspects Of U.N. High-Level Meeting On TB
The Lancet: U.N. High-Level Meeting to end tuberculosis disappointing
“Tuberculosis experts have labelled the first-ever U.N. High-Level Meeting on the world’s biggest infectious disease killer a ‘disappointment.’ … There was widespread hope the meeting would represent a historic milestone in the fight against a disease that killed 1.6 million people last year. But fewer than 20 heads of state turned up for the meeting. Leaders from some high-burden tuberculosis countries, including India and Russia, and donors that had promised to help fund the response were missing…” (Cousins, 10/3).
RT News: Information conquers disease: Media and volunteers help defeat TB in China
“At the U.N. General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending Tuberculosis (TB), Peng Liyuan, wife of the Chinese president, urged the global community to unite in the fight against this deadly disease. … In her speech, China’s first lady noted that her country was making progress in the fight against the disease thanks to two factors: enhanced prevention measures and an information policy spread by media and volunteers involving 700,000 people…” (10/3).