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Executive Briefing: Preventing the Next Global Pandemic

Tuberculosis (TB) is among the world’s most lethal diseases, killing 1.4 million people each year, equivalent to more than 80% of the victims of COVID-19 in 20201 .The majority (66%) of new cases come from 8 developing countries2, but the threat of a global pandemic is real as cases of drug-resistant TB rise3 with a 10% increase between 2018 and 20194. As we emerge from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must learn from our mistakes and act now to develop an effective TB vaccine before TB brings tomorrow's global health catastrophe.

PUBLISHED BY FII Institute

September 5, 2021
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Preventing the Next Global Pandemic

The case for financing a global TB vaccine

THE ISSUE AT STAKE

Tuberculosis (TB) is among the world’s most lethal diseases, killing 1.4 million people each year, equivalent to more than 80% of the victims of COVID-19 in 20201 .The majority (66%) of new cases come from 8 developing countries2, but the threat of a global pandemic is real as cases of drug-resistant TB rise3 with a 10% increase between 2018 and 20194. As we emerge from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must learn from our mistakes and act now to develop an effective TB vaccine before TB brings tomorrow’s global health catastrophe.

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