WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
A Senate briefing, Bringing
Co-hosts include the Global Health Council, American Thoracic Society, Stop TB Partnership and The Lilly MDR-TB Partnership.
Moderator: Smita Baruah, Global Health Council
World TB Day, Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. ET
Hart Senate Office Building, Room SH-902
This year's World TB Day marks the midway point for the Global Plan to Stop TB. The plan's goals are to expand equitable access for all to quality TB diagnosis and treatment; to treat 50 million people; to save 14 million lives; to introduce in 2010 the first new TB drug in 40 years; to detect active TB through diagnostic tests at the point of care allowing rapid, sensitive and inexpensive detection by 2010; and to have a new, safe, effective and affordable vaccine by 2015.
Current TB statistics:
For more information, please go to http://www.globalhealth.org/news/article/12157
(1) "2009 Update Tuberculosis Facts;" http://www.who.int/tb/publications/2009/tbfactsheet_2009update_one_page.pdf World Health Organization, Stop TB Partnership. 18 Mar. 2010
(2) "Mission and History;" http://www.tballiance.org/about/mission.php. TB Alliance. 18 Mar. 2010
SOURCE The Lilly MDR-TB Partnership
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