Updated on 3 May 2012
The TB Alliance is encouraged by the steps taken by some countries in Asia to increase TB control measures. China has been able to lower their TB burden substantially over the past decade. Still, TB, MDR-TB, and TB-HIV coinfection remain substantial public health issues in many countries throughout the region.
The TB Alliance's riminophenazines program, which is a collaboration with Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences was awarded funding from the Chinese government in 2009, which the TB Alliance saw as a very encouraging sign, indicating that the Chinese government and others may be interested in becoming true partners in the pursuit of addressing TB and other neglected diseases.