Political, Financial Commitment Vital To Advancing TB R&D, Eliminating Disease
BMJ Opinion: Grania Brigden: The first step on a long road to TB elimination
Ahead of the Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era in Moscow, Grania Brigden, Life Prize project lead with the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union), discusses obstacles to eliminating TB, including R&D and funding challenges. Brigden writes, “The focus on R&D at this week’s Ministerial Conference in Moscow builds on recent declarations at the G20 and BRICS summits, which highlighted the importance of R&D for developing new tools. … The collaboration and innovative ideas taking place in the field of TB must be matched by the political and financial commitment of countries and donors” (11/15).