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NIH, USAID Recognize World TB Day, Recommit To Ending Epidemic

NIH: NIH Statement on World Tuberculosis Day 2018
Christine F. Sizemore, chief of the Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases Section in the NIAID Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; Richard Hafner, chief of the TB Clinical Research Branch in the NIAID Division of AIDS; and Anthony S. Fauci, director of NIAID, say, “Today, in commemoration of World TB Day, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), renews and reinvigorates its commitment to the research needed to end this ancient scourge” (3/23).

USAID: Statement from USAID Administrator Mark Green on World Tuberculosis Day
Marking World TB Day, USAID Administrator Mark Green says, “USAID remains committed to saving millions of lives by ending the tuberculosis epidemic by 2030. We will continue to invest resources, leverage contributions from others, and ensure a coordinated and effective response. Building resilient and sustainable tuberculosis programs will contribute significantly to our broader goal of transforming families, communities, and countries so they can thrive and prosper” (3/23).

USAID: World TB Day 2018
“…As the lead U.S. government agency for international TB care efforts, USAID is working to reach every person with TB, cure those in need of treatment, and prevent new TB infections, as outlined in the U.S. Government Global TB Strategy and the National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis…” (3/23).

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