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David Norton Appointed to TB Alliance's Board of Directors
Date:3/4/2013

y 1.4 million in 2011 alone. The WHO estimates that two billion people — one third of the world's population — are infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb), the bacillus that causes the disease. Today's TB drug regimens take too long to cure, are complicated to administer, and can be toxic.  New drug regimens are critical to drastically reduce the global TB burden and to stop the growth and spread of drug-resistant forms of the disease.

About TB Alliance:
The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding faster-acting and affordable drug regimens to fight tuberculosis. Through innovative science and with partners around the globe, we aim to ensure equitable access to faster, better TB cures that will advance global health and prosperity. The TB Alliance operates with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Irish Aid , UK aid, UNITAID, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, the United States Agency for International Development, and the United States Food and Drug Administration, and the United States AIDS Clinical Trials Group. For more information, please visit tballiance.org.

Contact:

Joanna Breitstein
TB Alliance
(m) 646.616.8613
Joanna.breitstein@tballiance.org


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