Desmond Tutu has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today highlighting the problem ofTB among South African mine workers. He makes the convincing argument that strengthening the focus on TB control in South Africa's mining sector is key to controlling it worldwide.
We’re making progress against Tuberculosis, but not enough. We’re doing a good job of reducing the global burden of TB. Our failure is with drug resistance. Multiple drug resistant TB (MDR TB) continues to rise, and we’re barely treating 20% of the people who have it.