Patient Perspectives on Surviving Tuberculosis

March 23, 2016 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Room 188, Russell Senate Office Building | Washington, DC

Tuberculosis (TB) kills more people than any other single infectious agent, claiming 1.5 million lives per year. More than 13 million people in the US have TB infection, yet it is often a hidden disease.

At this briefing we will hear from TB survivors about their experience, the lessons learned, and what the US needs to do to defeat this disease. Join us as we commemorate World TB Day and thank these survivors for coming forward to tell their stories. 

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Moderator:

  • David Bryden, TB Advocacy Officer, RESULTS

Speakers:

  • Dr. Paula Fujiwara, Scientific Director, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)
  • Nauman Rana, MDR-TB Survivor, New York
  • Kate O'Brien, TB Survivor, New Jersey
  • Derrek Kelly, TB Survivor, California
  • Loyce Maturu, TB Survivor, Zimbabwe

Co-sponsored by:

  • RESULTS, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), Vital Strategies, Aeras, TB Alliance, American Thoracic Society, National TB Controllers Association, and Management Sciences for Health

Lunch will be served.

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