Monday, 3 September 2012

TUBERCULOSIS: Zero Declaration


E-alert: Zero Declaration
From:MANDELBAUM-SCHMID, Judith Ann
To:STOPTBNEWS
Date:Mon, Sep 3, 2012 9:53 am
The Treatment Action Group (TAG) is hosting a declaration that calls for zero TB deaths, zero new TB infections and zero TB suffering. The declaration is the outcome of a meeting of activists, clinicians, researchers, implementers, foundation and government officials, and policy makers who met in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 30 May  through1  June 2012 to focus the world’s struggle against TB on achieving zero TB deaths, zero new TB infections, and zero suffering from TB.

By signing the declaration, individuals and organizations can commit to zero TB deaths, zero new TB infections, and zero TB suffering and stigma, because:

1.       TB is preventable and curable.
2.       The main driver of today’s unnecessary TB deaths, new TB infections, and suffering and stigma is lack of political will.
3.       Every country in the world has the potential to reach the goal of zero TB deaths, zero new TB infections, and zero TB suffering and stigma.

For more information or to sign the declaration, link to http://www.treatmentactiongroup.org/tb/advocacy/zero-declaration#signers.

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