Supporting a Community Response to Tuberculosis

March 24, 2015 - 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Senate Room S-115, US Capitol (enter with photo ID via side entrance to US Capitol building, across from Russell Senate Office Building at Constitution Ave and Delaware Ave)

RSVP required to Lunch will be served.

Tuberculosis (TB) kills 1.5 million people a year, mainly spread by coughing. From 8 to 10 million people in the US have TB infection. Drug resistance is growing globally, but TB programs are achieving impressive results by engaging with the community. How can we beat TB? How can we move faster to end TB deaths?

Moderator: John Fawcett, Legislative Director, RESULTS


  • Charles Wallace, PhD, MPH, National TB Controllers Association and former Manager, Tuberculosis Services Branch, Texas Department of State Health Services

Tackling Tuberculosis in the US – An Urgent Priority

  • David Dowdy, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Future of Drug Resistant TB – How do we prevent a nightmare?

  • Kedibone Mdolo, Diploma in Clinical Nursing Science, Project Coordinator, Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA)

Surviving TB – We must overcome TB stigma

  • Dr. Shelly Batra, Co-founder & President, Operation ASHA, India

Community Based Solutions that Reach the Unreached

Co-sponsored by RESULTS, Aeras, TB Alliance, American Thoracic Society, PSI, Management Sciences for Health, IDSA Global Center, National TB Controllers Association