If extensively drug resistant tuberculosis wasn’t on President Barack Obama’s radar screen already, perhaps this blaring headline will do the trick:
“Kenya reports a case of XDR-TB, more feared on the way.”
As everyone knows, Obama’s father is from Kenya, so it’s likely to capture his attention. Whether it will inspire him to boost funding for HIV-TB co-infection or other related global health programs is another question.
In any case, here’s the story from the Africa Science News Service: