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World Leaders At U.N. HLM On TB Pledge To Mobilize $13B Annually By 2022 For Prevention, Care With Target Of Ending Disease By 2030

Associated Press: Countries pledge billions to fight tuberculosis worldwide
“The World Health Organization says governments have agreed to contribute $13 billion a year by 2022 to prevent and treat tuberculosis, a communicable disease that claimed at least 1.3 million lives last year…” (9/26).

Intellectual Property Watch: World Leaders Commit To End Tuberculosis At Historic United Nations Meeting
“…At the meeting, heads of state adopted a political declaration with commitments to accelerate action and funding to end the tuberculosis epidemic by 2030. … The declaration sets targets to treat 40 million people with TB from 2018 to 2022 and includes commitments to advance research on drugs and diagnostics, to promote access and equitable delivery of these tools, and to mobilize sufficient and sustainable financing for action to end the TB epidemic…” (Branigan, 9/27).

Additional coverage of the HLM on TB and related sideline events is available from DawnForbes, Health-e News, NPR, Science Speaks, U.N. News, and Xinhua News (2).

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