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
Treatment Action Group's representative Colleen Daniels then made an impassioned speech. Her call for delegates to aim for zero TB deaths, zero new infections and zero suffering and stigma was met with audience applause, many of them taking to their feet in support.
This is the first time that the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease has awarded 100 free registrations to the conference for civil society delegates and representatives of communities affected by TB.
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