This year's G20 declaration lays out the importance of promoting research and development to combat tuberculosis' (TB) "threat to public health and economic growth." Prior to the summit, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urged G20 leaders to take action on drug-resistant infections, including TB. View External Media.
The medical aid group—Doctors without Borders—warns that drug-resistant tuberculosis has become a global threat. It says despite the growing number of cases, there are no effective treatments. View external media.