Stop TB Partnership

Canadian-Funded Drug Facility Proves Major Success In Global Fight Against Tuberculosis

23 March 2005 -- Life-saving drugs are treating and curing millions of TB patients in the world's poorest countries for $12-14

Ottawa, Canada - The Global Drug Facility (GDF) - an innovative scheme launched with Canadian funding in 2001 to provide high quality TB drugs for low income countries - completed its fourth year of operations today with the release of a new report that GDF has now provided drugs for 4.4 million TB patients in 58 countries around the world, nearly all with average per capita incomes of under $1,000.