Research needed on who's likely to progress from latent TB to active disease | Dr Soumya Swaminathan WHO | #endTB Dialogues


This Podcast features a conversation with Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist of the World Health Organization (WHO). She was most recently WHO's Deputy Director-General for Programmes. A paediatrician from India and a globally recognized researcher on tuberculosis and HIV, she brings with her 30 years of experience in clinical care and research and has worked throughout her career to translate research into impactful programmes.

Dr Swaminathan was Secretary to the Government of India for Health Research and Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) from 2015 to 2017. She is among the LEADERS featured in #EndTB Dialogues - a special CNS series, presenting insightful and thought-provoking interviews with leaders to accelerate progress towards ending TB.

Launched in the lead up to the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in October 2019, this #endTBdialogues series underpins the URGENCY to step up the fight against the epidemic.

#EndTBdialogues feature conversations with those who have spent years in fighting the world's top infectious killer disease. Business as usual will fail us in meeting the #endTB target by 2030. New/fresh thinking is vital to reimagine every critical cog-in-the-wheel to end TB, as well as accelerate progress towards other SDGs.

She was in conversation with CNS Managing Editor Shobha Shukla. Shobha is also the Coordinator of APCAT Media (Asia Pacific regional media network to end TB and #tobacco, and #beatNCDs).

For more information be welcome to visit: www.bit.ly/endtbdialogues

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