Monday, January 18, 2010

StopTB News - Jan 2010

World TB Day 2010 campaign will highlight innovations in the global fight against TB.

The 2010-2011 World TB Day campaign, On the move against tuberculosis: Innovate to accelerate action, was launched in December at the opening ceremony of the World Conference on Lung Health of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. "We have made considerable progress. But the evidence points to an urgent need to do more, do it better and do it faster," said Dr Marcos Espinal, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership.

"The year 2010 marks the halfway point for the Global Plan to Stop TB. It is clearer than ever that we will not achieve our targets unless we find new and innovative ways to stop TB—including stepped up research to find new drugs, diagnostic techniques and a new vaccine; and new approaches to helping people access effective TB treatment," said Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of the Stop TB Department of the World Health Organization.

World TB Day is held each year on 24 March.


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