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Medical News & Perspectives
May 10, 2000

International Group of Health Experts Issues Global "Declaration to Stop TB"

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JAMA. 2000;283(18):2375-2377. doi:10.1001/jama.283.18.2375

Amsterdam—The dire threat to public health posed by the continuing rise in tuberculosis (TB) worldwide led to the convening here in March of a Ministerial Conference on Tuberculosis and Sustainable Development. At the close of the conference, participants issued the "Amsterdam Declaration to Stop TB," a document that describes the magnitude and seriousness of the global epidemic and points toward the possibility of stemming it.