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New Issue of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published Issue 30 of its newsletter, the “Global Fund News Flash.” The issue examines efforts to improve prevention, treatment and care for tuberculosis for poor garment workers in Bangladesh. “Bangladesh ranks within the top 10 of the 22 countries considered to be ‘high burden’ by the [WHO], with 340,000 new cases of TB per year,” the newsletter states, adding, “Because TB is generally transmitted in crowded indoor spaces, factory workers are considered a high-risk group, particularly in Bangladesh, a country of 150 million people” (11/13).