USAID Administrator Recognizes World TB Day In Statement, At Event
USAID: Statement from USAID Administrator Mark Green on World Tuberculosis (TB) Day
“…Since 2014, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided treatment to more than 13 million people, including more than 300,000 who were suffering from MDR-TB. Our partners have achieved nearly a 50 percent reduction in TB-related deaths across priority countries, and saved more than 54 million lives in the process. As the largest bilateral donor for TB, since 2000, USAID has funded programming in 23 countries, and aided more than 30 additional countries through grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria (to which the United States contributes one-third of the overall financing)…” (3/22).
USAID: U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green’s Remarks at USAID’s World TB Day Event
“…I am proud to say that USAID has been a leader in the global fight against TB, and we will continue to be. Since 2000, we have seen nearly a 50 percent reduction in TB-related deaths; more than 54 million lives have been saved, and that is something for us to celebrate. However, while many gains have been achieved, I think we all know that we have much to do. … In order to confront and to conquer these challenges, USAID launched the Global TB Accelerator to End Tuberculosis…” (3/21).