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Covid and funding cuts ‘devastate’ fight against TB

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Diagnosed and treated people expected to drop by 1.2 million worldwide in 2021

The latest data shows that the novel coronavirus pandemic and funding shortfalls will have a “devastating impact” on the global fight against tuberculosis.

The Stop TB Partnership, a Switzerland-based international organisation that brings together more than 1,000 partners who work on tuberculosis, raised the twin red flags in a statement on 28 September.

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