Russia President Putin’s Involvement In TB Conference Could Signal Greater Global Health Role For Nation

HuffPost: Putin Puts His Might Behind The Global Effort To Stop Tuberculosis
“Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke publicly about the need to rally resources and attention in the fight against tuberculosis, the world’s top infectious killer, in a move public health officials consider a signal that Russia is taking a larger role in the global health sphere. ‘I am convinced that only together by closing the ranks will we be able to counter the threat which has acquired truly global character,’ Putin said while opening the 2017 World Health Organization’s Global Ministerial Conference on Thursday. ‘TB still poses a serious health risk for people all over the globe’…” (Weber, 11/21).