Does the Money Match the Message?

Current Practice in Allocation of Aid for Tuberculosis and Implications for the U.S. Government

Despite the availability of highly cost-effective diagnosis and treatment options, tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global public health problem. In 2011, there were an estimated 8.7 million new cases of TB (of which 13 percent were coinfected with HIV) and 1.4 million deaths. Significant efforts are being made to combat TB – multilaterally through the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Stop TB Partnership and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (henceforth “Global Fund”) and bilaterally, specifically through the U.S. government.

Amanda Glassman and Victoria Fan