TB Expert Highlights End Tuberculosis Now Act Of 2019 Recently Introduced In U.S. Senate
Medium: Bipartisan Cooperation to End a Killer Disease
David Bryden, TB advocacy officer at RESULTS
“One year ago today, Heads of State and Government from across the globe made a promise at the United Nations to a launch a comprehensive effort to end the global epidemic of tuberculosis, now the biggest infectious disease killer. … In the U.S., two U.S. Senators have boldly taken up the call to action. On August 1st, Senators Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Todd Young, R-Ind., introduced the End Tuberculosis Now Act of 2019, S. 2438. The bill represents a revolution in the approach to tuberculosis, by mandating a comprehensive response, including prevention, and addressing the human rights of affected communities…” (9/26).