Friday, March 24, 2006

The Call To Stop TB

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WE CALL on world leaders, governments, organizations, civil society, corporations and individuals to endorse, fully fund and implement the Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015.
BECAUSE each year nearly 2 million people die and 9 million people become sick with TB, and because TB infects one-third of the world's population.
BECAUSE TB is a global pandemic and an emergency in Africa and the European region.
BECAUSE TB is the biggest killer of people with HIV/AIDS and multi-drug resistant forms of TB are a threat around the globe.
BECAUSE TB is curable.
BECAUSE the Stop TB strategy is getting results.
BECAUSE 14 million more lives can be saved over the next 10 years.
BECAUSE treating and curing people with tuberculosis prevents the spread of the disease, reduces poverty, strengthens health systems, engages all care providers and empowers those affected.
BECAUSE new vaccines, drugs and diagnostics to Stop TB are urgently needed.
BECAUSE access to TB treatment is a human right.
BECAUSE TB can be eliminated by 2050 if we take action now.
FOR THESE 10 REASONS, we commit ourselves, through our actions, to a world free of TB.

STOP TB - SAVE LIVES.





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