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World Stop TB Day, 24 March 2006

Events all around the world


Events

Global

Global
Global Health Strategies & Stop TB Partnership partners
22-Mar-06

Launch of The Call to Stop TB campaign calling on world leaders, governments, organizations, civil society, corporations and individuals to endorse, fully fund and implement the Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015.

Contact
Deborah Baron
Global Health Strategies
DBaron@ghstrat.com http://www.calltostoptb.org

Global
World Care Council
24-Mar-06

Worldwide launch of the Patients' Charter for Tuberculosis Care.

Contact
Case Gordon
World Care Council
http://www.worldcarecouncil.org/ gordon@worldcarecouncil.org

Global
Tuberculosis Coalition for Technical Assistance (TBCTA)
24-Mar-06

Worldwide launch of The International Standards for Tuberculosis Care, Diagnosis, Treatment, Public Health.
Developed by the Tuberculosis Coalition for Technical Assistance (TBCTA) and its partners:
American Thoracic Society (ATS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Family Health International (FHI)
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)
Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA)
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
World Health Organization (WHO)

Contact
Philip Hopewell MD
www.tbcta.org
phopewell@medsfgh.ucsf.edu

Global
Destination Sante
24-Mar-06

European region: development of a special 12-15 minutes radio programme concentrating on Europe and specifically France where there is ongoing debate about how to prevent TB. The programme will also be disseminated via web and print media.

In sub-saharan Africa and Arab Middle-Eastern countries: A similar 12-15 minutes programme will be produced dealing with a general overview of the situation in the sub-region, with interviews on current TB status in the region, how to better implement prevention, diagnostic and treatment.

Contact
Marc Gombeaud
Editor in Chief
Director, International Operations
www.destinationsante.com
Brazil

Country wide
Fórum de ONG/TB-RJ Parceria Brasileira contra Tuberculose
24-Mar-06

Stop TB Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, conducted a close agenda between civil society and the TB program addressing such issues as prevention, information sharing and education. These actions are a call to authorities and the media to acknowledge the gravity of the disease among the TB/HIV population in the "favelas", hostels, and homeless people. Stop TB Brazil also collaborated closely with ALERJ, the legislative assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro around the WTBD events.

Special appreciation is given to the TV actors Toni Amos and Marieta Severo for their great voluntary participation in the PSA produced for this TB Campaign. The PSA, which features the two actors previously mentioned, and a TB patient, explains the disease. It will be shown at the "rede globo" during the month of March, and will be widely distributed.

Contact
Carlos Basilia
Executive Secretary, Stop TB Brazil
carlosbasilia@yahoo.com.br

Brasilia
Fórum de ONG/TB-RJ Parceria Brasileira contra Tuberculose
24-Mar-06

A special ceremony will be held to congratulate partner members of Stop TB Brazil with a certificate for their work and performance to TB control in the country. Among these certificates will be two certificates for quality and excellence for the Health State and Municipalities Secretaries. There certificates will be delivered by Mr Humberto Costa, Minister of Health, and Dr Jarbas Barbosa, Vice Minister of Health.

Audiência Pública e o Combate à Tuberculose
ALERJ - 24 DE MARÇO DE 2006
PROGRAMAÇÃO

Contact
Carlos Basilia
Executive Secretary, Stop TB Brazil
carlosbasilia@yahoo.com.br
Burkina Faso

Country-wide
Ministere de la Sante
Programme National de Lutte Contre la Tubersulose
le Secrétaire Général du Ministère de la Santé
le Directeur Général de la Santé
le Directeur de Lutte contre la Maladie
Various

Proposition dactivités

1. Célébrer la Journée sous le Haut patronage du ministre de la santé à Ouagadougou
2. Récompenser les meilleurs CDT et les associations les plus dynamiques
3. Mener des activités de sensibilisation dans les 13 DRS
4. Organiser 5 séances danimations publiques sur la tuberculose dans les 4 districts sanitaires de Ouagadougou
5. Organiser une tournée de théâtre forum dans 15 localités avec la troupe de lATB
6. Organiser des conférences débats dans toutes les Directions de lE N S P
7. Organiser des journées portes ouvertes au CNLAT et au CRLAT sur les activités de lutte contre la tuberculose
8. Organiser un concours de bande dessinée sur la tuberculose
9. Confectionner et diffuser des supports de sensibilisation (banderoles, t-shirts, sac, affiches, porte-clés)
10. Diffuser des messages de sensibilisation dans la presse
11. Organiser une course cycliste professionnelle à Ouagadougou rassemblant les coureurs de Ouagadougou et des provinces

Canada

Edmonton
Stop TB Canada & RESULTS Canada
23-Mar-06

175 TB controllers at the Spring tuberculosis conference will gather early to link with WHO Geneva to discuss the global challenge of TB and the "Call to Action". They will hear from Mario Raviglione, the achievements of 2005, and from Sarah England, the enormous challenges addressed in the second Global Plan 2006- 2015. Finally they will discuss the role for Canada in the Global Plan. To reach the targets of 2015, all members of civil society must, like Stephen Lewis, become Ambassadors in the commitment to render the public health problem of TB to the past.

Contact
Anne Fanning MD, FRCP(C)
University of Alberta
anne.fanning@ualberta.ca

Labib El-Ali
ACTION (Advocacy to Control TB Internationally) Project Coordinator, RESULTS Canada
labib@results-resultats.ca

Montréal, Québec
MGAC: McGill Global AIDS Coalition
24-Mar-06

In recognizing that visual representations have a unique impact in reaching out to people and communicating ideas MGAC will be creating a "visual petition" to send to the Canadian government for World TB Day.On WTBD we will be "tabling" at McGill University, asking students who support the Global Fund to lend their name and face to our project. Digital photos will be taken of all participants holding a whiteboard with our message (something like "Stop TB: Fund the Global Fund) and their name written below. We will also be taking photos at the MIHI (McGill International Health Initiative) Neglected Diseases conference, which will take place the weekend after World TB Day.

The photos of students, researchers and other interested people will be sent to the Canadian government as a "visual petition." The photos will also likely be used in some form of photo exhibit and public-awareness activity in the future.

Contact
Vanessa Redditt
vanessaredditt@yahoo.ca

Montréal, Québec
McGill International Health Initiative
24-26 Mar-06

The 2006 International Health Conference on Neglected Diseases
The conference, which will include a significant focus on tuberculosis, will promote awareness and education in the field of neglected disease research and is oriented towards medical students across Canada as well as students in health-related fields, health professionals and interested members of the lay public. The conference includes speakers in a symposium format; panel discussions; workshops; documentary screenings and events to allow conference attendees to meet each other and further discuss the issues at hand.

Contact
Vanessa Redditt
vanessaredditt@yahoo.ca http://www.treatthepeople.com/phpwmcs/index.php?conference

Ottawa
Canadian Lung Association
24-Mar-06

Canadian Lung Association web site home page feature on World TB Day.

Contact
Melanie Wise
E-health Information Manager
The Lung Association, National Office
Respiratory Diseases Affiliate to
The Canadian Health Network
mwise@lung.ca
www.lung.ca
www.canadian-health-network.ca
Democratic Republic of Congo

Kinshasa
Club des Amis Damien (C.A.D)
24-Mar-06

The Democratic Republic of Congo TB club celebrates WTBD each year since its creation in 1999. 24 March is a special day for those of us with tuberculosis to have our voices heard, demand respect for our rights, and give again hope and comfort to patients under treatment with our testimonies and psychosocial support, and especially to lead all the population to involve themselves the fight against TB. See attachment for more information.

Contact
Maxime Lunga Nsumbu
Président du Club des Amis Damien (C.A.D)
maxilunga@yahoo.fr
Tél : (+243) 81 51 90 773
(+243) 99 90 75 548
Denmark

Copenhagen
WHO Regional office for Europe (EURO)
24-Mar-06

WHO EURO will announce the European High Level Ministerial Forum "TB is a regional emergency" to be held in Copenhagen 16-17 October 2006 in response to the TB emergency highlighted by the Global Plan to Stop TB 2006 - 2015. Additionally, a web campaign will be launched in collaboration with partners, BMJ and New Scientist and support will be gathered for The Call to Stop TB.

Contact
Vittorio Cammarota
Communications Officer
World Health Organization
Regional Office for Europe
VCA@euro.who.int http://www.euro.who.int/tuberculosis/forum/20060308_1 http://www.euro.who.int/tuberculosis/tbday/20060308_4
Egypt

Cairo
WHO Regional office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO)
24-Mar-06

Message from Dr Hussein A Gezairy, Regional Director, WHO EMRO on the occasion of World TB Day.
http://www.emro.who.int/stb/pdf/TBDay06_RDMessage_En.pdf
Advocacy materials and listing of events can be found on WHO EMRO web site.

Contact
Samar Ibrahim
Advocacy and Communication Assistant
Division of Communicable Disease Control
WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
ibrahimsa@emro.who.int
France

Paris
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)
Various

Facilitated a photo exhibition in the Houses of Commons in London, in conjunction with the CNMR and Results UK with photographs by Gary Hampton, collection from Stop TB Partnership image library and from private collection.

Contact
Wendy Atkinson
Communication Coordinator
The Union
watkinson@iuatld.org
India

Mumbai
The Maharashtra State Anti-TB Association
24-Mar-06

The Maharashtra State Anti TB Association will release a CD to provide easy access to the latest authentic information on tuberculosis for WTBD.

This CD consists of a large set of hyperlinks. A majority of hyperlinks are connected to resources on the Internet, but for those with no or minimal access, there are many hyperlinks to downloaded information resources. This will be useful for researchers, academicians, clinicians and students in scanning world literature.

Contact
Dr Yatin Dholakia
Hon. Secretary
The Maharashtra State Anti TB Association
msatba@gmail.com
Italy

Milan
Stop TB Italy
23-Mar-06

Tubercolosi un Problema Globale: L'impegno Italiano nella Lotta alla Tubercolosi nel mondo Event with the participation of UN Messenger of Peace, Ms Anna Cataldi, the Vice-President of Juventus Football Club S.p.A.and others.

Contact
Daniela Cirillo
cirillo.daniela@hsr.it http://www.stoptbitalia.it/
Ghana

Accra
Afro Global Alliance
24-Mar-06

AGA in collaboration with the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Mamprobi Polyclinic and Dansoman Polyclinic is organising a days walk to mark WTBD, which will take place on Friday, March 24, 2006 from 7am to 12noon, with a social band group to energize the walk. The walk will be from Chest Clinic Korle bu Teaching Hospital to Texaco to meet with the group from Mamprobi Polyclinic and Dansoman Polyclinic then through Tuesday Market Rd., through Beach road to Korle Gonno Township Community (visit on-going support program units) and finally end at the St Michael and all Angels Anglican Church Korle Gonno for refreshments.

This medium will be used to advocate for the Community Support Program and for community education on TB control through sharing of pamphlets and brochure. Resource Persons expected to participate and address the rally are Dr Audrey Forson, Chest Clinic, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital; Chief Obiefuna Austin Arinze, Country Director, Afro-Global Alliance; Dora Letsu, PNO, Public Health, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

Contact
Mr Austin A Obiefuna
Country Director
Afro Global Alliance
www.afroglobal.org
Kazakhstan

Country wide
Project Hope
24-Mar-06

* Take part in a press-conference with Kazakhstan mass media dedicated to World TB Day.
* Take part in a conference dedicated to World TB Day in Almaty oblast (speeches, story competition, awards ceremony).

Contact
Kayt Erdahl
Program Specialist, Infectious Diseases
Russia/Eurasia
Project HOPE
kerdahl@projecthope.org
Kyrgyzstan

Country wide
Project Hope
24-Mar-06

* Planned activities include a press conference, poster competition among TB patients, lectures, leaflet distribution in crowded areas, etc.
* In prisons - theatre performances prepared by prison hospital TB patients; lectures for patients and non-medical personnel.
* Three articles on TB will be published in the Kyrgyz Medical newspaper "Bud zdorov" (Be Healthy).

Contact
Kayt Erdahl
Program Specialist, Infectious Diseases
Russia/Eurasia
Project HOPE
kerdahl@projecthope.org
New Caledonia

Country wide
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
24-Mar-06

"The Tuberculosis Section of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community plans to:
1) Officially launch a new TB awareness raising DVD (a movie-style comedic love story between two Pacific Islander musicians in which signs and symptoms of TB and methods of treatment are underlying themes).
2) Distribute newly developed TB brochures in French and English
3) Distribute t-shirts (based on the World TB Day theme)
4) Hold a TB bbq / cocktail function - with press participation

Contact
Mark Lambert
Tuberculosis Project Officer
SPC TB Control Section
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
MarkL@spc.int http://www.spc.org.nc/
Pakistan

Charsadda
TB Association Charsadda
24-Mar-06

TB Association Charsadda, a welfare organization for rehabilitation of TB patients and control of tuberculosis on district level, will conduct a number of activities for World TB Day 06 including:

* Arrangement of awareness seminar
* Installation of awareness camp near T.B. Association Office at Tangi Road
* Charsadda and distribution of printed materials for awareness of the general people
* Dissemination of information as well as chalked out program of Global Plan of STOP TB Partnership to general people of the community
* Arrangement orientation and capacity building seminar for school teachers about TB/HIV/AIDS-related issues
* Arrangement of health talk between school teachers and their students
* Arrangement of Free Medical Camp at Charsadda

Contact
Asghar Arif
Project Coordinator
TB Association CHARSADDA
Email: tba@psh.paknet.com.pk

Karachi
Aga Khan University Hospital
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine & Continuing Medical Education (CME)
24-Mar-06

A two-hour seminar is to be held and will include presentations on MDR TB, pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of TB, new diagnostics in TB, managing CNS Tuberculosis, diseases that mimic TB, and other topics.

Contact
Professor Javaid Khan FRCP (Edin)
Consultant Chest Physician
The Aga Khan University
javaid.khan@aku.edu
Philippines

Manila
Tropical Disease Foundation and Philippine Coalition against Tuberculosis (PhilCAT)
24-Mar-06

WTBD celebrations will focus on the launch of the Global Plan to Stop TB (2006-2015) in the Philippines at the Philippine International Convention Center to be officiated by the STOP TB Partnership executive committee represented by Dr. Giorgio Roscigno, assisted by the chairs of the Working Groups on MDR-TB, TB/HIV, and New Drugs. Press coverage of the panel discussion addressing regional and national plans to support the Global Plan, including the engagement of the international community, the private sector, and the public sector is planned. Additionally, the International Standards of TB care and the Patients' Charter will be presented. Ending the event will be the signing of The Call to Stop TB by all stakeholders in the public and private sector.

The WTBD theme "Sama, sama, sugpuin ang TB" is a call for everyone to band together to conquer TB with celebrations ushered in by a fun run in Quezon City to launch the city government TB control program "Sagip Baga" and the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Philippine Coalition against Tuberculosis, the Department of Health, the Department of Science, and the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development.

Contact
Dr Thelma E. Tupasi-Ramos
Tropical Disease Foundation, Inc.
Makati Medical Center
tetupasi@tdf.org.ph
Switzerland

Geneva
Eli Lilly
21-Mar-06

Lilly Partnership: Initiatives launched to address training and education needs in TB burdened countries.

Nobel Peace Laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Betty Williams join forces on the 21st of March in Geneva, with global healthcare organizations representing more than 20 million health care providers in highlighting the need to provide the necessary human resources to fight the growing TB threat in high burden countries. They called on governments to immediately commit to fund, train and scale-up the health care workforce to combat TB and help prevent 5 000 daily deaths from this curable disease. At this special event, Eli Lilly & Company together with the Stop TB Partnership, Marcos Espinal, and leading global health and relief organizations launched a number of initiatives to tackle the human resources crisis in TB treatment. the International Council of Nurses (ICN), the International Hospital Federation (IHF), and the World Medical Association (WMA) presented their TB training programs for nurses, hospital managers and doctors. The World Economic Forum and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies outlined their new programs to introduce TB prevention and treatment into the workplace and communities, so that workers and families can be diagnosed correctly and the social stigma of the disease reduced.

Contact
Dr Patrizia Carlevaro
Head of international Aid Unit
Geneva, Switzerland
carlevaro_patrizia@lilly.com http://www.lillymdr-tb.com/news.html

Geneva
World Health Organization, Stop TB
22-Mar-06

Release of WHO 2006 report, Global Tuberculosis Control - surveillance, planning, financing, at the Palais des Nations. WHO Director-General, Dr JW Lee, WHO Stop TB Department Director, Dr Mario Raviglione.

Contact
Glenn Thomas
Communications Officer
Stop TB Department, WHO
thomasg@who.int

Geneva
Stop TB Partnership Secretariat
24-Mar-06

Stop TB exhibition at the WHO headquarters lobby. Exhibition will consist of information on the Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015, the Global TB Control report, general information materials on TB and screening of films and videos.

Contact
Shalu Rozario
Stop TB Partnership Secretariat
rozarios@who.int
Tajikistan

Country wide
Project Hope
24-Mar-06

The Social Mobilization Team will prepare several kinds of activities for World TB Day:

* Round tables with National Team Leaders and TB specialists in Dushanbe and Kulyab.
* Assist in preparation of several TB related articles for Shifo Health Journal (local magazine) for celebration of World TB Day in Tajikistan.

Contact
Kayt Erdahl
Program Specialist, Infectious Diseases
Russia/Eurasia
Project HOPE
kerdahl@projecthope.org
Turkmenistan

Country wide
Project Hope
24-Mar-06

* Support the TB Prevention Center in conducting a TB conference for 80 medical specialists
* Support TB Faculty in conducting a students conference; award student winners of the drawings competition on DOTS
* Award three winners of the poster competition held among health houses in Ashgabat city

Contact
Kayt Erdahl
Program Specialist, Infectious Diseases
Russia/Eurasia
Project HOPE
kerdahl@projecthope.org
Ukraine

Country wide
Stop TB Ukraine
24-Mar-06

Public service announcements for television and radio were produced featuring TB Ambassador Mr Sergey Bubka. The PSAs will be distributed for broadcast on local radio and TV stations. Materials prepared include a series of 8 TB posters, booklets for TB patients, and a booklet and calendar for general practitioners.

Contact
Kestutis Miskinis
Medical officer
WHO Country Office in Ukraine
kmi@who.org.ua
Uzbekistan

Country wide
Project Hope
24-Mar-06

* Radio spot related to TB
* Support national World Stop TB day conference
* Support World Stop TB day press conference for the Tashkent City health dept
* Support internet trainings for 10 TB specialists
* Conduct logo design contest for TB-IEC campaign
* Conduct Creative contest for children

Contact
Kayt Erdahl
Program Specialist, Infectious Diseases
Russia/Eurasia
Project HOPE
kerdahl@projecthope.org
United Kingdom

London
John Barrett, Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West
21-Mar-06

John Barrett, Liberal Democrat MP for Edinburgh West, will initiate a debate entitled Tuberculosis in the Developing World at 11.00am on Tuesday 21st March. A Minister from the Department of International Development will attend to reply on behalf of the Government.

Recently, John Barrett also hosted a photographic exhibition in the Houses of Parliament, focusing on the plight of TB sufferers throughout the world and designed to raise awareness of the struggle against the disease.

Contact
For more information visit: http://www.johnbarrettmp.com/

London
RESULTS UK, AMREF and TB Alert
23-Mar-06

Forum: "Meeting the Millennium Development Goal on Tuberculosis: How Will Britain Help Deliver on the Global Plan to Stop TB, 2006-2015?"

Contact
Judith Adams
RESULTS UK
Email: Judith@results-uk.org

London
National Institute for Medical Research in London
24-Mar-06

National Institute for Medical Research in London will host a display in conjunction with information on partners, and a separate piece about the mycobacterial research division. Additionally, there will be lunch time presentation on 24 March on the global TB situation, particularly with regard to the Global Plan, DOTS, advocacy and political issues, and grassroots activism. One goal is to raise awareness of a wide-range of issues for TB within the research community, particularly for scientific TB community.

Contact
Evelyn Harvey MBiochem
Division of Mycobacterial Research
National Institute for Medical Research
eharvey@nimr.mrc.ac.uk
United States of America

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sponsored by RESULTS Albuquerque. Co-sponsored by Bread for the World, the ONE Campaign Albuquerque, the Albuquerque Chapter United Nations Association, International Health Interest Group, and Students United Against AIDS.
24-Mar-06

The Second Annual New Mexico Tuberculosis Summit

The purpose of the event is to engage members of Congress, the media, health professionals, and the public in a discussion of the most important current issues pertaining to tuberculosis in the world, in our nation, and in our state. Of primary interest will be a new study showing that it is more cost-effective to tackle TB in its countries of origin than to try to deal with it once it makes its way into our country. Special emphasis will also be placed on the recently released Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015, the funding needs for that plan, and the emerging issues around TB and multi-drug-resistant TB along our border with Mexico.

Featured speakers include Dr Marcos Espinal, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership, based in Geneva; Licenciado Hector Xavier Martinez, Executive Secretary of the US-Mexico Border Health C ommission; Dr Gary Simpson, Infectious Disease Specialist with the State of New Mexico Public Health Division; and Congresswoman Heather Wilson, who will once again co-sponsor the foreign aid TB funding bill, the Stop TB Now Act of 2006. The Summit will take place at 2:00 PM on 24 March 2006 at the University of New Mexico with a video-link to New Mexico State University.

Contact
Heidi Topp Brooks
RESULTS Albuquerque
heiditoppbrooks@mac.com

Denver, Colorado
Results USA, Stop TB Partnership
22-23 Mar-06

Dr. Marcos Espinal, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership, will be in Denver, Colorado on March 22nd and 23rd to speak about the importance of the Global Plan to Stop Tuberculosis. His agenda will include an evening reception on Wednesday followed on Thursday with a full schedule including a lecture with Dr. Bill Burman of the University of Colorado, a conference call with Dr. Kenneth Castro, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, media interviews and legislative meetings. Denver Health is providing meeting facilities for Dr. Espinal and the RESULTS Educational Fund is helping to organize this event.

Contact
Jove Oliver
Communications Officer
RESULTS Educational Fund
Washington, DC
joliver@results.org
www.results.org

New York
The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development
7-Mar-06

Reversing the Tide: The End of Tuberculosis
Co-Sponsored with The Earth Institute
March 7, 2006
New York City, USA

Contact
Heather Ignatius
Policy Officer
The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development
heather.ignatius@tballiance.org http://www.tballiance.org

New York
The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development
24-Mar-06

The TB Alliance & FIND signed an MOU with Philippines Department of Health (DoH), the Department of Science and Technology (DoST), and The Philippine Coalition Against Tuberculosis (PhilCAT) on World TB Day.

Contact
Heather Ignatius
Policy Officer
The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development
heather.ignatius@tballiance.org http://www.tballiance.org

Washington, D.C.
WHO Regional Office for the Americas (PAHO)
24-Mar-06

La OPS en el Día Mundial de la Tuberculosis 2006
http://www.paho.org/Spanish/DD/PIN/dmtb2006_directora.htm

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA
Región de las Américas está en línea para cumplir metas contra la TB
Washington, D.C., 23 de marzo de 2006 (OPS)-Las Américas es una de las tres regiones en el mundo que están en línea para cumplir los objetivos y metas establecidos para el control de la tuberculosis (TB) de acuerdo a un informe publicado esta semana por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS). http://www.paho.org/Spanish/DD/PIN/ps060323.htm
No bajemos los brazos"" contra la TB
Por Mirta Roses Periago
Directora
Organización Panamericana de la Salud

A pesar de que la tuberculosis es una enfermedad prevenible y curable, continúa siendo un importante problema de salud pública en todo el mundo. En la Región de las Américas cada año se diagnostican 230.000 casos nuevos de tuberculosis y más de 53.000 mueren a causa de esta enfermedad. Además, el control de la tuberculosis enfrenta retos tales como la coinfección tuberculosis/VIH y la creciente polifarmacorresistencia, en un contexto caracterizado por la diversidad de la situación epidemiológica, la heterogeneidad de los sistemas nacionales de salud y el diferente grado de desarrollo de los programas nacionales de tuberculosis.
http://www.paho.org/Spanish/DD/PIN/dmtb2006_directora.htm

Contact
Para mayor información,
b-roll y fotografías por favor comunicarse con José A. Carnevali,
Area de Información Pública,
tel. 202-974-3699,
fax 202-974-3143.

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