Thursday, 20 September 2012

TUBERCULOSIS: UK: All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Tuberculosis

APPG on Global Tuberculosis launches new inquiry, ‘Britain’s response to drug-resistant tuberculosis’

This week the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Tuberculosis launched an inquiry ‘Britain’s response to the growing threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis’, and is currently calling for written evidence submissions. The deadline for submissions is 15th October 2012.
Earlier this summer in July 2012, the Parliamentary office of Science and Technology produced a note, (POST note) on drug-resistant TB (DR TB). POST is the Houses of Parliament’s in-house source of independent, balanced and accessible analysis of public policy issues related to science and technology. The note examines the extent of, and risks posed by, drug resistant TB as well as an overview of UK and international TB surveillance, research into treatments and policy options to limit infections.
However, it is not the role of POST to provide recommendations in reports that it publishes and so for this reason the APPG is seeking views on the current challenges of DR TB in the UK and in developing countries – as defined in the note – with specific attention paid to the current and future response of the UK Government in addressing DR TB.
If you would like to submit written evidence to this inquiry please see here to find the inquiry form and questions. All responses should be emailed to the APPG’s Policy Adviser, Simon Logan ( If you have any queries about the report or require further information please contact Simon Logan by email via or by calling 020 7499 8238.

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