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publication cover, which reads: tuberculosis research funding trends, 2005 - 2021. Cover is blue with "$1 BILLION" in text over various monetary signs from different countries. Logos at bottom are StopTBPartnership and TAG

Tuberculosis Research Funding Trends 2005 — 2021

December 6, 2022 – For the first time in history, funding for tuberculosis (TB) research and development (R&D) hit a billion dollars worldwide in 2021. This marked a significant milestone that nonetheless falls significantly short of what’s needed to stay on track to end TB, according to a new report by Treatment Action Group (TAG) and the Stop TB Partnership.

The report Tuberculosis Research Funding Trends, 2005–2021 highlights that despite reaching US$1 billion in spending, funding for TB R&D is a mere fraction of what’s needed to achieve the United Nations sustainable development goal of ending TB as a pandemic by 2030. Every day, 4400 people continue to die from TB, a treatable and curable airborne infectious disease.


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