Consultation on the Interim Findings of an Investigation into Faith and Tuberculosis

The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the World Faiths Development Dialogue convened a meeting to review current research on the roles of faith communities, leaders, and organizations in fighting tuberculosis. The June 2010 consultation brought together an invited group of academics, development practitioners, public health specialists, and religious leaders for a robust, in-depth discussion about the intersection of faith and tuberculosis, based on a draft report. 
Each year, tuberculosis (TB) kills nearly 2 million people and infects almost 10 million others. Because of TB's human impact and rising concerns about drug resistance and co-infection with other deadly diseases, national and international development organizations are giving a new priority to fighting TB. This coincides with the growing recognition of the critical roles that faith-inspired actors play in addressing health challenges across the developing world. In 2009, the WFDD launched an investigation into the activities of faith communities, leaders, and organizations in fighting tuberculosis. The investigation is led by the WFDD and the Berkley Center, in collaboration with the WHO Stop TB Partnership.

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