IOM Report – The Global Crisis of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis and Leadership of China and the BRICS: Challenges and Opportunities – Summary of a Joint Workshop

IOM Report: The Global Crisis of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis and Leadership of China and the BRICS: Challenges and Opportunities – Summary of a Joint Workshop
Although antibiotics to treat tuberculosis (TB) were developed in the 1950s and are effective against a majority of TB cases, resistance to these antibiotics has emerged over the years, resulting in the growing spread of drug-resistant TB. Since 2008, the IOM Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation has hosted or co-hosted six domestic and international workshops to address the global crisis of drug-resistant TB. On January 16-18, 2013, the IOM along with the Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences held a workshop to address the current status of drug-resistant TB globally and in China as well as identify opportunities for Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (the BRICS countries) to lead efforts in TB control.
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