The Union welcomes The Global Fund and Stop TB Partnership joint agreement on TB drugs and treatment access

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Last week, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund) and the STOP TB Partnership signed an agreement to optimise access to TB drugs and treatment services.

The Union welcomes the news that two of the world’s foremost global public health organisations have expanded their partnership toward pursuing the goal of ensuring steady, adequate supplies of quality-assured TB medicines.

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Numerous countries have faced TB drug shortages in recent years—even the world’s wealthiest country, the United States, which experienced a shortage of the essential TB drug isoniazid in 2013.

Maintaining proper supplies of medicines is one of the cornerstones of the END TB strategy and is an objective of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By optimising drug supply chains and ensuring reliable drug stocks in all countries, we will find ourselves closer to the goal of ending TB.

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Rafiuzzaman Sifat

Md. Rafiuzzaman Sifat, a CSE graduate turned into journalist, works at News Hour as a staff reporter. He has many years of experience in featured writing in different Bangladeshi newspapers. He is an active blogger, story writer and social network activist. He published a book named 'Se Amar Gopon' inEkushe boi mela Dhaka 2016. Sifat got a BSc. from Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh. He also works as an Engineer at Bangla Trac Communications Ltd. As an avid traveler and a gourmet food aficionado, he is active in publishing restaurant reviews and cutting-edge articles about culinary culture.
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