Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Secretary Clinton Committed to Fighting TB

March 24, 2009 was World Tuberculosis Day, a global campaign to build awareness about TB and the severe reality that it takes the lives of 5,000 people each day. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out against the disease yesterday. Specifically, she talked about the role that the United States should play in combating TB:

"I strongly believe the State Department should continue and expand its commitment to reducing the global burden of TB, and I look forward to working to improve the global response to this and other leading causes of death for the world's poorest communities."

Source: US Dept. of State