USAID Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator For Global Health Testifies On U.S. Response To TB Before House Subcommittee

USAID: Testimony of Irene Koek, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health, Before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

During testimony last week before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, Irene Koek, senior deputy assistant administrator in USAID’s Global Health Bureau, discussed USAID’s response to the tuberculosis epidemic in southern Africa and globally. Koek said, “USAID remains committed to ending TB. Administrator Mark Green has declared TB, ‘a fight we can win’ and has actively engaged to bring greater attention and resources to the issue. … We stand at a critical juncture in the road between the path of ending the epidemic and letting the disease continue to kill more people than any other infectious disease each year. With your support, we can help the world take the right path, and end TB” (7/12).