March 24 marked World TB Day and 137 years since the discovery of the bacterium causing tuberculosis. In the days leading up to this year’s commemorative day, the IDSA/HIVMA global Science Speaks blog reported on:
- Global and domestic TB data showing gains against the disease, but inadequate progress to meet goals;
- Finalized guidance from the World Health Organization, recommending ending the use of injected drugs in long-term treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis;
- Results from the STREAM trial of a shortened MDR-TB regimen;
- And a CUGH TB presentation on needs to equip private sector practitioners.