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World TB Day Congressional Briefing

Tuberculosis – We Can Beat this Global Killer

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A briefing and update on tuberculosis (TB), a disease that is curable but still takes the lives of 4,000 people each day and is the number one killer of people living with HIV. Special areas of focus of the briefing include US global leadership on TB, how communities are addressing the crisis, the threat of drug-resistant TB, and progress towards an effective vaccine, better medications and faster diagnostics.

Moderator: John Fawcett, Legislative Director, RESULTS Educational Fund

Video Part One: http://youtu.be/fJsVfAlS2VM

Video Part Two: http://youtu.be/v0n4ruQEp1M

Video Part Three: http://youtu.be/tiUIEA-RtgA

Speakers:

Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

US Partnership in Advancing the Response to TB

Powerpoint: http://youtu.be/c9QHAldjAhg

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Carol Nyirenda, Executive Director of the Community Initiative for Tuberculosis ( TB), HIV/AIDS and Malaria plus related diseases (CITAM +), Zambia

African Leadership at all Levels Confronting TB and TB-HIV

Powerpoint: http://youtu.be/B4x9FVt2hRQ

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Jennifer Woolley, Director of Advocacy, Aeras

New Tools for TB: Investing in Long-Term Solutions

Powerpoint: http://youtu.be/8ydSujoNxlA

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Dr. Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary, Stop TB Partnership

US leadership is crucial in winning the TB battle

Powerpoint: http://youtu.be/EbjRHCMJ228

Co-sponsored by RESULTS Educational Fund, American Thoracic Society, Stop TB Partnership, Aeras, and Treatment Action Group

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