José Luis Castro
José Luis Castro was appointed executive director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease on April 29, 2014. He had served The Union as interim executive director since June 2013, during which he strengthened the organization’s financial base, internal and external communications operations, and human resources function. He is also the president and chief executive officer of Vital Strategies, a Union-affiliate based in the New York City, which unites The Union North America and World Lung Foundation.
How can the global health community bring about the "paradigm shift" needed to confront tuberculosis resistance? TB programs must do a much better job treating the disease and providing the quality care that prevents it from becoming drug-resistant in the first place, writes José Luis Castro, executive director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, in this guest commentary.
The world is facing down a global co-epidemic of diabetes mellitus and tuberculosis, with the World Health Organization estimating as many as 1 million people live with the co-infection. The executive director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease explains the scale of the challenge ahead for the global health community in this exclusive commentary.