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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