Advocacy

Advocacy

NTCA and its partners have organized events and developed resources to advocate for awareness of TB and for funding for TB programs.

2021 World TB Day Virtual Congressional Briefing: Ending Tuberculosis: How to Save Lives at Home and Abroad

This online briefing was held in cooperation with Representatives Ami Bera (D-CA) and Don Young (R-AK) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

These Congressional TB Champions also sponsored a second briefing on Wednesday, March 24th. (See the flyer for information about this past event.)

Ending Tuberculosis: How to Save Lives at Home and Abroad

Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM ET
This briefing was co-hosted by the American Thoracic Society, RESULTS, National Tuberculosis Controllers Association, Treatment Action Group, We Are TB, and TB Alliance.

NOW AVAILABLE: Video Recording of the Briefing

Speakers’ Bios and Presentations:

  • Julie Higashi, MD, PhD, Director, TB Control Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health; Immediate Past President, NTCA: Bio | Presentation
  • Tenzin Kunor, MDR-TB Survivor: Bio | Presentation [see recording above]
  • Philip A. LoBue, MD, FACP, FCCP, Director, Division of TB Elimination, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC: Bio | Presentation
  • Tina Shah, PharmD, MDR-TB Survivor: Bio | Presentation [see recording above]
  • Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD, Associate Director, McGill University International TB Center: Bio | Presentation

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