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WHO TB Newsflash – 2016 Zero Discrimination Day

03/01/2016

Geneva, 1 March 2016 – Today on Zero Discrimination Day, let’s reaffirm that we must end all forms of stigma and discrimination. Without that, ending TB will not be possible. This message is closely aligned with this year’s theme for World TB Day (24 March) – Unite to End TB. http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f093a7c38a3780cd9504f8d9d&id=e09cf34e7f&e=f59f956086

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Obama Proposes Less Money To Fight World’s Top Infectious Killer – The Huffington Post

02/11/2016

WASHINGTON — Less than two months after unveiling a plan to fight multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, President Barack Obama has proposed cutting. Read the entire article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tuberculosis-obama-budget_us_56ba2f5ee4b0c3c5504ef6e8  

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UN Special Envoy on TB Statement on the Release of the President’s FY 2017 Budget

02/09/2016

Tuberculosis is now the number one infectious disease killer on the planet, surpassing HIV/AIDS. 4,100 people die each day from TB – 1.5 million people a year.  That’s why it is astonishing that funding for the disease, which takes the most lives around the globe, was severely cut in the Administration’s FY 2017 budget. A […]

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Key Leaders urge White House to fund Tuberculosis programs – Science Speaks

01/26/2016

TB: With a plan on the table, an outbreak at home, U.S. Senators, UN Envoy urge White House to fund tuberculosis programs http://sciencespeaksblog.org/2016/01/26/tb-with-a-plan-on-the-table-an-outbreak-at-home-u-s-senators-un-envoy-urge-white-house-to-fund-tuberculosis-programs/

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More than 1,000 tested for tuberculosis in rural Alabama – AP News

01/20/2016

MARION, Ala. (AP) — Tuberculosis, a global scourge, has mostly been eradicated in the United States, but minorities and poor people who lack regular health care remain vulnerable. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/4342aca679494a5d85b743c8c75b87dd/more-1000-tested-tuberculosis-rural-alabama    

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Statement on the Tuberculosis Outbreak in Rural Alabama

01/20/2016

The outbreak of TB in rural Alabama is not only heartbreaking because of the deaths it is causing, it is frustrating because TB can be prevented, treated and cured.  The situation, described in the January 19th edition of the New York Times, is dire.  While most people think of TB as a disease that does […]

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UN Special Envoy Eric P. Goosby Statement on the National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

12/22/2015

The release by the White House of the National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis is a positive step forward in our nation’s response to the global threat of TB. Tuberculosis has now surpassed HIV/AIDS as the largest killer in the world. 4100 people a day die from TB.  This is in spite of the […]

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Testimony of UN Special Envoy Eric Goosby: Subcommittee on South Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations

12/08/2015

Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Bass and members of the Subcommittee, it is a privilege to be with you today at this important hearing on drug resistant tuberculosis and its potential to turn into the next global health crisis. TB is now the number one infectious disease killer in the world, surpassing HIV/AIDS according to the […]

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