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Tuberculosis

08 September 2010

TB can no longer be neglected

The eighth and final paper on the Lancet series on tuberculosis, a call to action is made to a wide range of sectors to assist scale-up TB service delivery, research and control.

In the eighth and final paper on the Lancet series on Tuberculosis, a call to action is made to a wide range of sectors to assist scale-up TB service delivery, research and control.

Since the introduction of standard control practices in 1995, 36 million people have been cured and about six million deaths averted.

  • Establish a website that details objectives, outputs, and links with the main TB websites
  • Publish quarterly website updates on these objectives
  • Publish a yearly update in a report in The Lancet updating progress
  • Develop a blog for open discussion on the website
  • Hold meetings every 1-2 years to discuss progress and continue innovation to boost progress
  • Publish progress reports in a mini-series in The Lancet every 3 years that address the main themes
  • Publish an editorial for the UN Millennium Development Goal Summit in September, 2010, to summarise the situation and issue a call to action

 

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