Mobilizing against TB

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Every year, more than one million people around the world die from tuberculosis, a disease that has been treatable and preventable for decades.

“Although new tools are needed, we could achieve zero deaths from TB with treatments and technologies that we’ve had since the 1980s, but to reach that goal we need to fundamentally change the way we look at the disease,” said Salmaan Keshavjee, director of the Harvard Medical School Program in Infectious Disease and Social Change and associate professor of medicine and of global health and social medicine at HMS.

Source: Phys.org (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care
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infectious diseases, public health, tuberculosis