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WHO Announces Framework To Eliminate TB In 33 Countries

Media sources report on the WHO’s new framework to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in 33 countries.

Agence France-Presse: WHO urges nations to step up the fight against TB
“The World Health Organization on Thursday urged over 30 countries, including some of the world’s richest, to recognize the continued danger of tuberculosis and try to wipe it out by 2050…” (Fowler, 7/3).

Reuters: Target tuberculosis in rich world as model for poor: WHO
“The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday launched an ambitious plan for rich countries to sharply reduce tuberculosis infections and serve as a model for harder-hit countries of Africa and Asia, where the disease still thrives…” (Nebehay, 7/3).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency presents new plan to eliminate tuberculosis in low-burden countries
“The United Nations health agency [Thursday] presented a new plan aimed at eliminating tuberculosis (TB) in over 30 countries with low levels of the infectious airborne disease…” (7/3).

World Health Organization: WHO targets elimination of TB in over 30 countries
“WHO [on Thursday], together with the European Respiratory Society (ERS), presented a new framework to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) in countries with low levels of the disease. Today there are 33 countries and territories where there are fewer than 100 TB cases per million population…” (7/3).