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U.S. Congress Should Increase Funding For International TB Programs, Drug Research Funding for tuberculosis programs on chopping block
Joanne Carter, executive director of RESULTS Educational Fund

“A new drug regimen for tuberculosis — a global epidemic that kills about 1.3 million people each year — has the potential to cut treatment times and costs dramatically. … With U.S. government funding for TB on the chopping block, it’s up to Congress to ensure our continued support for this potential life-saving innovation. … The recent announcement of a promising new treatment regimen underscores the importance of protecting and actually expanding [international TB program] funding. … What Congress decides will determine if the United States stays at the forefront of the fight against TB — or if we risk letting this and other life-saving opportunities slip through our fingers” (5/1).

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