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The NTCA was created in 1995 to bring together the leaders of tuberculosis control programs in all states and territories, as well as many counties and city health departments that organize their own TB control activities. Learn more…

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    Regional TB Differences

    November 9 — The New England Journal of Medicine's Journal Watch column published Regional Differences in Tuberculosis in the U.S., a journal article reporting on results of using a "best-fit model" to compare percentages and nationalities of foreign-born residents as well as differing incidences of disease and rates of transmission in the four states with the highest incidence of TB: CA, FL, NY, and TX.

    Global TB Research Funding Increases

    November 8 — The Treatment Action Group released its report, The Ascent Begins: Tuberculosis Research Funding Trends, 2005–2016. 2016 spending on TB research marked the first year it exceeded $700 million since TAG began tracking funding in 2005. Nevertheless, research funding remains inadequate to bridge innovation gaps and achieve global goals to end the TB epidemic by 2030.

    WHO Publishes Global TB Report 2017

    October 30 — The World Health Organization (WHO) issued the Global TB Report 2017, a report that signals the urgent need for greater political commitment to end TB.