SEATTLE — Welcome to The Borgen Project’s second webinar in the COVID-19 series. Thank you so much for joining us. We do a deep dive into the consequences of COVID-19 — understanding the unprecedented pressure on the infrastructure and resources in developing countries. And underscoring the importance of emergency funding. Not only is it needed to save lives over the coming months but also, it’s essential to ensure that we don’t reverse decades of progress.
In this webinar episode, we explore the impact of COVID-19 on tuberculosis (TB), which is the world’s leading infectious disease killer, with 10 million new cases and 1.5 million deaths every year. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is already severely impacting TB services, putting hard-won gains in TB in jeopardy, including in the effort to combat TB drug resistance. Right now, it’s all about being able to restore and adapt critical TB services.
Listen to discussion from The Borgen Project team and special guest speaker, Natalie Gill. Natalie is a global health programming expert who recently led teams focused on supporting ministries of health in increasing access to TB treatment and diagnostics in low and middle-income countries across Africa and Southeast Asia.
Links mentioned in this webinar:
- Contacts or care? Impact of COVID-19-related disruption on tuberculosis burden
- COVID-19 Infographic
- Borgen Project Action Center