Erica Lessem's remarks on TB research delivered at the Global Ministerial Conference on TB, Moscow, Russia, 17 November 2017.
Erica Lessem delivered a talk on 17 November 2017 at a panel on science, research and innovation, Prioritized and well-financed research is needed to enable the urgent development and swift adoption of innovative tools and strategic interventions critical to the fight against TB.
"We, as civil society, are here because despite talk of ending TB, incidence and mortality are stagnant, and drug-resistant TB is on the rise. We can and must do better. And central to doing better is research into new interventions to fight TB. For these, we need to triple available funding for TB research. Our report shows that TB research funding is finally on the rise. We must capitalize on this hopeful momentum to close the research gap."
Erica Lessem is Deputy Executive Director - TB Program at Treatment Action Group (TAG).
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To access the video from the panel, click here. Erica Lessem's section begins at 40:18.