New partnership to combat drug-resistant tuberculosis

3 December 2009 | Cancun, Mexico - The Stop TB Partnership and the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership today announced their US$1.4 million collaboration to battle the increasing incidence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) across the globe.

The Lilly MDR-TB Partnership grant covers the Stop TB Partnership’s work in a number of global prevention and awareness activities, many of which have already begun. These include the Stop TB Ambassadors initiative, which recruits well-known celebrities to engage the general public on TB; and two international media awards, one for excellence in reporting on TB, and the second for outstanding photographic images of communities affected by TB. The grant also facilitates support at the grass roots level by providing a number of small civil society organizations with financial support.

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