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Tuberculosis

18 August 2010

New timeline for TB meds

Regulatory and scientific experts from around the world gathered in Addis Ababa for the 4th Open Forum Conference to address key issues in developing new drugs for tuberculosis.

Regulatory and scientific experts from around the world gathered in Addis Ababa for the 4th Open Forum Conference to address key issues in developing new drugs for tuberculosis - a disease that kills nearly 2 million people each year, and is becoming increasingly resistant to current drugs.

"New technology and innovation are necessary to defeat tuberculosis," said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Minister of Health of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. "This event is important because Africa's regulators, systems, and above all else, people, must be prepared to fully maximize the promising innovations coming through the pipeline."

 

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