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Take action against drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB)


Next week, Phumeza Tisile, a former patient and survivor of one of the most severe forms of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), will travel to Geneva to help Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) deliver the ‘Test Me, Treat Me’ DR-TB Manifesto directly to governments and policymakers as they convene for the 2014 World Health Assembly.

With World Health Assembly delegates due to discuss the next global 20-year plan to control TB, MSF and Phumeza will be appealing for urgent action to prioritize the fight against drug-resistant forms of TB which have been reported in virtually all countries worldwide and are spreading at an alarming rate.

MSF has set a goal of 50,000 supporting signatures to help send a strong message to WHA delegates

Please take a minute to click here and sign TODAY, and spread the word to your friends, family and professional networks

What does it mean when you sign the petition to support the ‘Test Me, Treat Me’ DR-TB Manifesto Campaign?

You are showing your support for three urgent demands being made by DR-TB patients and their medical care providers:

1) Universal access to testing and treatment
2) Better treatment regimens
3) International financial support for the fight against DR-TB

Please take a minute to sign the petition now and help MSF reach their 50,000 signature goal by May 19th.

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