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Medical News and Perspectives
June 8, 2005

Group Targets Surging TB in Africa

JAMA. 2005;293(22):2707. doi:10.1001/jama.293.22.2707

In a world where most regions are seeing steady or falling case rates of tuberculosis (TB), Africa remains the exception. Public health professionals hope to change that.

Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last month, the global Stop TB Partnership, a network of international organizations, countries, donors, and others, unveiled its “Road Map” to halt Africa’s surging TB epidemic (http://www.stoptb.org). The disease, in combination with HIV, is overwhelming many health services on the continent.

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