An Enduring Epidemic
The aim is to end the global tuberculosis epidemic by 2030 – but if that’s to happen, we need to close the resource gap
Michael Schubert |
“Global actions and investments fall far short of those needed to end the global [tuberculosis] epidemic.”
World news has been full of bacteria lately, most notably in the wake of the United Nations General Assembly’s resolution on antimicrobial resistance. Given the high-profile nature of that meeting and its outcomes, it would be easy to overlook some of the other recent data – such as the World Health Organization’s 2016 Global Tuberculosis Report (1), which highlights a significant gap between the UN’s goal to end the worldwide TB epidemic and the actions currently being taken to achieve it.
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