Transforming the fight
For World TB Day 2011 we enter the second year of a two-year campaign, On
the move against tuberculosis whose goal is to inspire innovation in TB
research and care.
This year's campaign challenges us to look at the fight against TB in an
entirely new way: that every step we take should be a step towards TB
The campaign is inspired by the ambitious new objectives and targets of the
Global Plan to Stop TB 2011-2015: Transforming the Fight-Towards Elimination
of Tuberculosis, which was launched by the Stop TB Partnership in October
2010. This new plan, for the first time, identifies all the research gaps
that need to be filled to bring rapid TB tests, faster treatment regimens
and a fully effective vaccine to market. It also shows public health
programs how to drive universal access to TB care, including how to
modernize diagnostic laboratories and adopt revolutionary TB tests that have
recently become available.
The campaign will focus once again on individuals around the world who have
found new ways to stop TB and can serve as an inspiration to others. The
idea is to recognize people who have introduced a variety of innovations in
a variety of settings.
American Air & Water, Inc. is a member of Stop TB Partnership since 2007.