We need people – people like those in TB Alert, who are focused and ambitious and care for people at grass roots in the UK, India and Africa. Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership
The 2013 Pipeline Report identifies some successes in the development and deployment of new tools to fight TB, but says that a lack of investment and political will has resulted in a pipeline for new TB diagnostics, treatments and vaccines that is anaemic when compared to those for HIV and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV).
To speed up the delivery of the best medical products to tackle HIV, HCV and TB, the report’s authors call on research funders to continue investing in better products, demand that regulators expedite the review of new medications and call on international and national authorities to continue to streamline and simplify treatment guidelines, among other recommendations.
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