What we’re reading: It is past time to end the impacts of tuberculosis

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India should heed a teenager’s historic fight for lifesaving tuberculosis treatment – The grotesque story told here of how a bureaucratic technicality was allowed to stand between a teenage girl and the cure she needed for drug-resistant tuberculosis can be seen as a microcosm of larger scale failures to conquer an ancient disease by sharing modern medical advances.

Lancet: Building a tuberculosis-free world – Measures and methods to reverse those failures and end the global impacts of the disease are laid out here. Accelerating the development of and expanding access to the diagnostics, preventive tools and treatments that already have enabled steep declines in TB deaths worldwide could stop the pandemic, but will require money, commitment and re-examined priorities this report from the Lancet Commission on Tuberculosis shows.

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