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Americas refocus TB efforts:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Experts and government representatives from across the Americas have pledged a renewed technical and financial commitment to tackling tuberculosis. At a summit held by the StopTB Alliance last week in Quito, Ecuador, with the support of the Pan American Health Organization, they also declared TB a healthcare priority in 10 states. These are Bolivia, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Peru. There were also calls to include Colombia, where national implementation of existing programmes is said to have been patchy.

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