“We are humbled to be featured in the Gates Notes. At TASK we feel that TB is a global challenge and something we all should fight collectively. I hope that by having our story shared, this will inspire others to partner with us in some way to eradicate this disease” Andreas Diacon

Good news in the fight to stop one of the world’s oldest diseases

by Bill Gates 

“When you work in global health, you see a lot of sickness and tragedy. You never get used to it, but after years of visiting hospitals and clinics, I thought I knew generally what to expect.

Nothing could prepare me, though, for the drug resistant tuberculosis ward I visited in Durban, South Africa in 2009. Every bed was filled, and the waiting list for admission was more than 80 names long. The worst part was the floor that was just for children, including several infants. One baby had XDR-TB, the deadliest and most difficult to treat form of drug-resistant TB. It was truly awful to see.”

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