Asia-Pacific unites in battle against tuberculosis

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By Lisa Cornish

A regional meeting that aims to create a unified voice in the fight against tuberculosis saw parliamentarians in attendance to commit to five deliverables, and highlighted the roles stronger R&D, donor assistance and NGO support can play to eliminate the disease worldwide by 2035.

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The positive stories keep us motivated time and time again

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