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TB research funding hits record high but far short of target


Stop TB Partnership director says US$1bn funding for tuberculosis R&D is nothing to celebrate

Despite global funding of tuberculosis R&D reaching a record $1 billion in 2021, it is still not enough to end the TB epidemic by 2030, according to advocacy groups.

The Tuberculosis Research Funding Trends 2005-2021 report, released on 6 December, noted that United Nations member states pledged in 2018 to scale up annual financing for TB research to $2bn. 

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