National Action Plan for Combating MDR-TB Launch Event
January 7, 2016
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sphinx Club at Franklin Square
1315 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
On December 22, 2015, the White House released The National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The National Action Plan is a call to action for organizations and nations around the world to fight a deadly disease that kills more than 4,000 people every day.
TB kills more adults around the world than any other infectious disease, claiming 1.5 million lives each year. MDR-TB is now present in almost every country in the world, including the United States. The National Action Plan is an effort to articulate a comprehensive strategy, and to mobilize political will and commitment from bilateral and multilateral donor partners, private-sector partners, and governments of all affected countries.
The launch of the National Action Plan is open and free to the public. If you would like to join us, please RSVP.
An interactive TB Marketplace, running from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., will directly follow the launch event at the same location.