Parliamentarians Play ‘Critical Role’ To Increase Funding For, Focus On TB Prevention, Control

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Spread of drug-resistant TB must be stopped to avoid catastrophe
Kalikesh Singh Deo, a member of the Indian parliament, and Nick Herbert, a British lawmaker and co-chair of the U.K. All Party Parliamentary Group on Global TB (APPG TB)

“…There is an urgent need for increased funding and a magnified focus on TB prevention and control and therefore, we believe that parliamentarians have a critical role to play. Keeping this in mind, an international initiative, the Global TB Caucus was founded at the inaugural Global TB Summit in Barcelona. … The launch of the Caucus has come at a critical time. The world is at crossroads: we can urgently scale up existing interventions and invest to develop new ones — a road that the WHO estimates could lead to the elimination of TB within a generation — or we can continue on the same path, witnessing millions of lives lost in the years to come and risking an explosion of drug-resistance that could undo all progress…” (3/24).

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