At the Union World Conference on Lung Health, bureaucrats and activists alike are calling for “bold targets and policies” on tuberculosis.
October 17, 2012, Washington, DC – Today the World Health Organization released new data on the global TB epidemic. While the report highlights some welcome successes, it also projects a $2-3 annual gap in funding for TB through 2013. The report also documents a $1.4 billion annual gap in funding for research and development of new drugs, diagnostics and a vaccine.
A new report addressing the current funding crisis at the Global Fund has been released. The report, ‘Bridging the Gap: Why the European Union Must Address The Global Fund’s Funding Crisis to Tackle the Escalating HIV and TB Epidemics in Eastern Europe and Central Asia’, addresses concerns that middle-income countries, particularly those in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) with a high burden of TB and HIV, will be particularly vulnerable to The Global Fund’s recent reduction in funding.