Public Health Leaders, Researchers, and Activists Launch Campaign to Revolutionize Tuberculosis
The annual World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Report 2022 showed that “the COVID-19 pandemic has reversed years of progress made in the fight to end TB… [In 2021, there were] 1.6 million TB deaths, including 187,000 TB deaths among people with HIV. TB is one of the top infectious killers worldwide.” Given the dire news laid out in the WHO report, country governments worldwide, supported by funders and global and national leaders, must move quickly to close TB screening and testing gaps, and implement new, shorter, stronger, safer, evidence-based TB prevention and treatment regimens, as part of a comprehensive package of patient-centered care. This is the vision of the 1/4/6×24 Campaign, which will be featured at the upcoming USAID-sponsored TB Symposium at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. You're invited on Friday, October 28 for a session titled “1/4/6×24 Campaign Call to Action: Kick-Starting Momentum Toward the United Nations High-Level Meeting.” Read more here.