ABSTRACT

Tuberculosis: International Efforts and Issues for Congress [October 26, 2007]   [open pdf - 10MB]

"Infectious diseases are estimated to cause more than 25% of all deaths around the world. A number of infectious disease outbreaks over the past decade, such as H5Nl avian influenza and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), have heightened concerns about how infectious diseases might threaten global security. International air travel and trade have complicated efforts to detect and contain infectious diseases. People could cross borders carrying a highly contagious disease before an infectious agent causes symptoms… The House Foreign Affairs and Senate Foreign Relations Committees passed companion TB bills, Stop TB Now Act (S. 968 and H.R. 1567) to support global TB efforts and authorize $330 million in FY2008 and $450 million in FY2009. They also authorized $70 million and $100 million for anti-TB programs at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in FY2008 and FY2009, respectively. Although Congress voted to increase support for global TB efforts, some Members expressed concern that the additional funds might be provided at the expense of other global health programs. This report discusses some key issues Congress might consider as debate ensues about the proper level and use of global TB funds."

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2007-10-26
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