U.S. Congress Should Increase Funding For International TB Programs, Drug Research
Cleveland.com: 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).