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National Action Plan Can Accelerate R&D Efforts, Progress Against MDR-TB

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Welcoming the National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Important first steps, critical next steps
“In this guest post, Dara Erck, vice president of external affairs at Aeras, discusses the new White House National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis and how it could accelerate research and development (R&D) of new technologies to combat multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB).” Erck writes, “[F]or the plan to be successful, Congress will need to dedicate the resources necessary to achieve its ambitious treatment, diagnostic, and vaccine development targets…” (1/14).

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