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The two 'valleys of death' that hold back the fight against TB

A volunteer holds sputum samples from tuberculosis patients at the Indonesian Union Against Tuberculosis clinic in Jakarta, April 4, 2011. Tuberculosis remains a major global public health problem, with 9.4 million new cases and more than 1.7 million deaths recorded in 2009. Indonesia has the fifth highest tuberculosis rate in the world after India, China, South Africa, and Nigeria based on 2009 World Health Organization (WHO) data.   REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA - Tags: HEALTH) - GM1E74419PF01

A volunteer holds sputum samples from tuberculosis patients at an Indonesian Tuberculosis clinic Image: REUTERS/Beawiharta

Lucica Ditiu
Executive Director, Stop TB Partnership
Jacqueline Huh
Head, Strategic Initiatives & Innovative Financing Team, Stop TB
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