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Last month, the United Nations General Assembly hosted the first-ever high-level meeting on tuberculosis (TB) to explore options for international eradication efforts. But, as welcome as this new global focus is, the fact remains that the road to beating TB begins in Africa.Simply put, TB remains one of the deadliest epidemics in Africa today, and one-quarter of all TB deaths worldwide occur there. This makes it all the more critical that Africa begin developing a multi-sector, integrated approach to containing, controlling and eventually eradicating public-health challenges like TB.To end TB completely, Africa will need new and sustained financial commitments from the public and private sectors.To be sure, there are some positive trends in the fight against TB. Global infection rates are falling by 2 percent annually, and even African countries hit by TB still managed a 4 percent decline in infections from 2013 to 2017 .
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