While the release date for the 2018-19 Federal Budget is Tuesday 8 May 2018, Ministers will be making decisions on measures to include in the Budget between now and late March, so now is the time to let the Government know what we are looking for in the Budget. We have already seen in the last few weeks media reports on Budget proposals by industry and professional groups, as stakeholders promote their priorities.
Despite being the world’s leading infectious killer TB has not been on the agenda of world leaders to date… this may all change thanks to RESULTS and our ACTION partners advocacy which resulted in TB’s inclusion in the G20 leaders statement.
The Australian TB Caucus welcomes the call from G20 leaders on the weekend for a new platform to incentivise research and development to tackle drug-resistant infections – specifically in relation to the threat of tuberculosis (TB), which accounts for a third of deaths globally from drug resistance.
As the world’s leading infectious disease killer and the only airborne drug-resistant infection, TB is the nexus of the growing crisis of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), when organisms no longer respond to available drugs.
We sit in the Asia Pacific where 60 % of the 10 million cases of TB identified globally in 2015 were and, where our own northern borders meets PNG in a unique way.
Sue Packham | Sunraysia Daily | 10 April 2017
Tania Rivera Hernandez | The Daily Telegraph | 28 March 2017
Gina Olivieri | The Daily Telegraph | 28 March 2017
“Our meeting today is a clear example of how we need to be tackling this problem with a global perspective because diseases have no respect for borders.”