Lilly: Political Commitment to End TB

Lilly: Political Commitment to End TB

By David Marbaugh

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Lilly's Dr. Evan Lee

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 4:30pm

CAMPAIGN: Lilly Global Health Programs


Today's guest blog comes from Lilly's Vice President of Global Health Programs and Access, Dr. Evan Lee.

In an encouraging move, the World Health Assembly has passed a formal, long-term resolution to stop TB. This means that all countries that participate in the World Health Organization have agreed to a concrete strategy – with clear targets – that could potentially rid the world of this dreadful disease.

There is no doubt that the goal is ambitious. The strategy aims to slash TB deaths by 95 percent and cut new cases by 90 percent between 2015 and 2035. It also commits to protecting families against catastrophic health care expenses for TB treatment and care.

To learn more about the recommended strategies for fighting TB, please read our blog.