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European Commission is not paying its share towards TB research, charity says

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2550 (Published 14 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2550
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

    The European Commission is failing to pay its fair share towards developing new vaccines, diagnostic tools, and treatments for tuberculosis, says the international healthcare charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a new report.

    The charity insists that more needs to be done to fight the disease in the face of a global epidemic that claims 1.7 million lives a year, and it is calling on the European Commission to increase its research funding fivefold.

    “Because the tests and drugs we use today aren’t anything like effective enough, MSF teams responding to the epidemic in Africa and Asia are faced with an almost …

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