USAID recently celebrated the second anniversary of the Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis. The virtual event included a panel of speakers sharing successes and challenges in the fight to end TB. The importance of facing the COVID-19 pandemic while remaining committed to ending TB was a common thread throughout the discussion.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been a leader in the global fight against tuberculosis (TB) for more than two decades, funding anti-TB efforts in more than 50 countries. USAID’s Global Accelerator to End TB aims to support priority country ministries of health through delivery of technical expertise to increase TB and multi drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) diagnosis and treatment; strengthen local TB organizations; speed the transition of sustainable funding and management of TB programs to governments; and improve coordination of TB programs with other health programs. Helping countries interpret and manage their data to fight TB is a key focus.
USAID and Partners Celebrate Successful First Year of Accelerating Efforts to End TBDomestic and global stakeholders gathered at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, in Washington, D.C., on November 26, to mark the first year of the Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis (TB), an initiative of the United States Agency for International Development […]