Stop TB Partnership

Stop TB Partnership

March 21, 2005 15:18 ET

Stop TB Partnership: World TB Day


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MARCH 21, 2005 - 15:18 ET

Stop TB Partnership: World TB Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 21, 2005) -




World TB Day

24 March 2005

Stop TB Partnership/World Health Organization
"The Global Drug Facility: A success story for Canadian
international aid in the fight against Tuberculosis"

A new report will be released detailing the remarkable achievements
of the Global Drug Facility since its establishment with Canadian
funding in 2001, and the impact it has had on reducing the burden of
TB in poor countries. Also discussed will be the new WHO Global TB
Control Report for 2005, which documents accelerating global progress
against TB globally but an alarming rise in TB cases and death linked
to HIV in Africa.

Both reports embargoed for 00.01 EST, 24 March 05


Press Conference

Wednesday 23 MARCH 2005 AT 13H00

National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington Street, Ottawa

Hon. Aileen Carroll
Minister for International Cooperation

Dr. Marcos Espinal
Executive Secretary, global Stop TB Partnership

Melissa Phypers
President, Stop TB Canada


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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Stop TB Partnership
    Alec Soucy or Lynn Dickson
    (613) 562-9240 or (613) 255-0418 (mobile)