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Alliance pledges new cheap TB drug by 2010

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 21 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:981
  1. Tessa Richards
  1. BMJ

    A new initiative to tackle tuberculosis (TB), the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, was launched last week at the international conference on health research for development in Bangkok.

    The alliance has pledged to have an effective new antituberculosis drug on the market, at a price developing countries can afford, by 2010. Set up with huge international support, the alliance will function as a virtual research and development organisation and outsource its projects to public and private partners.

    The catalyst for the formation of the alliance, was a meeting held earlier this year in Cape Town, South Africa, attended by international experts who wanted to tackle the escalating tuberculosis epidemic.

    In a declaration …

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