Drug-resistant tuberculosis: time for visionary political leadership

Thorough article providing an overview of the global burden of drug-resistant disease; discussion of the social, health service, management, and control issues that fuel and sustain the epidemic; and suggestion of specific recommendations for important next steps. The key message is that visionary political leadership is needed to curb the rise of MDR and XDR tuberculosis worldwide, through sustained funding and the implementation of global and regional action plans.

Document Date: 24 March, 2013
Author: Ibrahim Abubakar and others