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On World TB Day, Experts Mark Advancements In Treatment, Political Will; WHO Releases New Ethics Guidance

Huffington Post: The Big Moves This Past Year In The Fight Against the World’s Top Infectious Killer
“…[D]espite [some] grim statistics, the TB global health community says there are a few things to be thankful for. … From the release of new treatment regimens to combat drug-resistant strains to the rise in global political attention on the disease, here are some of the things experts in the field pointed to as wins for the year…” (Weber, 3/24).

U.N. News Centre: Marking World Tuberculosis Day, U.N. seeks to address stigma, protect patient rights
“To mark World Tuberculosis Day, the United Nations health agency has launched a new set of ethics guidance to protect the rights of all people affected by the infectious disease, which claims 5,000 lives each day. … ‘TB strikes some of the world’s poorest people hardest,’ said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan in a news release. ‘WHO is determined to overcome the stigma, discrimination, and other barriers that prevent so many of these people from obtaining the services they so badly need,’ she said…” (3/24).