World TB Day 1

March 24 is World TB Day. Tuberculosis is a disease that we only hear about occasionally, yet according to the Bill & Gates Foundation, every 20 seconds someone dies from TB. And, it’s getting worse. Resistance to standard treatments is growing and is spreading globally. Its impact on patients and communities is devastating, as powerfully captured by photojournalist James Nachtwey available on XDRTB.org.

But there is hope.

Join us in saluting the efforts of international collaboration to accelerate new regimens of TB medicine and vaccines. The new drug pipeline looks promising and collaborative efforts such as Critical Path to TB Drug Regimens are leading the way for new combination research. More…