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Expert panel says world TB crisis is far from over

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“Taking medication is not easy. The pills taste bad and they make my stomach upset. After I take them, I don’t like anyone to talk to me. It takes a while before I feel better. I know it is my obligation and responsibility, but how much longer must I take them?”

Those are the words of a nine-year-old multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patient who passed away shortly thereafter, becoming one of 250,000 children around the world who die of TB every year. They were relayed by Rachel Orduño, a TB patient advocate with The TB Photovoice Project, at a briefing entitled “Accelerating Progress to Combat TB: Innovation and Partnership,”… (Read More)