January 27, 2006 06:30 ET

REMINDER/RESULTS Canada/Media Advisory: Canadian and International Health Officials to Launch Global Plan to Stop Tuberculosis

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 27, 2006) -

The Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015: Actions for Life aims to reverse the global TB epidemic during the next decade and lay the groundwork for eliminating the disease as a public health threat. Also discussed will be Canada's role in this global effort and the need for donor and TB-affected countries to invest in the Plan.

Report embargoed for 12:00pm EST, 27 January 2006

Press Conference

Friday, 27 January 2006 at 10:00AM EST

National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington Street, Ottawa

Mario Raviglione
Director of the Stop TB Department of the
World Health Organization

Stephen Lewis
UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for
HIV/AIDS in Africa

Robert Greenhill
President of the Canadian International
Development Agency

Melissa Phypers
Stop TB Canada

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