White House releases plan to combat MDR-TB at home and around the world

January 8, 2016

With the acknowledgement that tuberculosis that is not effectively confronted anywhere poses threats to public health both globally and domestically, the White House today released a plan setting specific treatment and disease impact targets in the U.S. and abroad as well as goals to build collaborative international responses and capacities to fight the disease.
The National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis also includes accelerated and focused research and development of new treatment, diagnostic and preventive tools to fight tuberculosis, but does not set specific targets or deadlines for development of those targets.

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