Senators Introduce TB Control Act

March 20, 2002

U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Gordon Smith introduced today the "International Tuberculosis Control Act of 2002" (S. 2045).

S. 2045 sets a goal the detection of at least 70 percent of the cases of infectious TB and the cure of at least 85 percent of the cases detected in those countries that WHO has classified as having the highest TB burden by December 31, 2005, and in those countries in which WHO already has established development programs by December 31, 2010.

If signed into law, $200 million will be authorized for each of the fiscal years 2003 through 2005.