U.S. Must Allocate More Money To Address Domestic TB

New York Times: If Tuberculosis Spreads …
Polly Price, law professor at Emory University

“…The United States has given more than $5 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. But drug-resistant tuberculosis isn’t a problem only in the developing world; we must turn our attention to the fight against it here at home. … We need a better system for tuberculosis treatment, funded at the national level. … [T]uberculosis’s greatest lesson is that the health problems of poor people in poor areas are everyone’s problem. Continuing our present failing system would prove to be far more expensive in the end, because drug-resistant tuberculosis will not obey political or economic boundaries…” (7/8).

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