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Welcoming the State Department’s Commitment to Global Health Security

The recent US Department of State’s establishment of the Bureau of Global Health Security and Diplomacy is a significant commitment to preventing, detecting, and responding to infectious diseases. Expanding this essential health security mission throughout diplomatic and development channels is a strong indication of continued investment in ensuring that the next pandemic does not again risk millions of lives around the world.

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New Tuberculosis Diagnostic Tools and Universal Health Coverage in Mozambique

Mozambique is among 14 countries most affected by tuberculosis (TB) in the world with 97,093 cases of multidrug resistant TB (MDR-TB) in 2020 and 12,400 TB-related deaths each year.  Additionally, the World Health Organization, the National TB Program, the TB reference laboratory, and district administration are of the unanimous opinion that improving TB diagnosis is the area most in need for Mozambique’s TB response.

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