World TB Day Briefing Will Shine New Light on Epidemic

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Tomorrow is World TB Day—and the halfway point for the Global Plan to Stop TB. What better time to learn about the latest TB research and the most innovative approaches to combating combat this ancient deadly epidemic?

Those items will be on the agenda tomorrow, along with data about the virulent threat of drug-resistant TB, at a Capitol Hill briefing entitled, “Bringing Methods to Scale: New Perspectives in the Changing World of TB.”

The briefing will feature a top official from the WHO’s Stop TB Department, who will detail the latest WHO data on MDR/XDR TB; Dr. Rachel Nugent, deputy director for global health at the Center for Global Development, who will address ways in which MDR-TB can inform larger concerns about drug resistance; and Dr. Celine Gounder, an IDSA member and director for deliverables for CREATE, who will discuss the twin epidemics of TB and HIV.

The briefing will begin at 10 a.m. in the Hart Senate Office Building, Room SH-902. Please stop by and join the discussion!

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