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Combatting a global killer: What’s next in the fight against tuberculosis

March 23rd, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forum 

Tuberculosis deaths are on the rise again, after declining for more than a decade, and the threat of drug-resistant strains looms large. But there are glimmers of hope — including new research into the reasons treatment often fails. Our panel of experts will share the latest science, policy, and health care innovations — and explore how we can apply lessons from COVID — to halt the spread of one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases. We’ll also hear from a TB survivor who is fighting to reduce stigma and improve treatment. Join us for this important discussion in advance of World TB Day. 

Register for free to submit your questions.   

An on-demand video will be posted after the event. 


Sarah Fortune, Chair and John LaPorte Given Professor, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Megan Murray, Ronda Stryker and William Johnston Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School 

KJ Seung, Senior Health and Policy Advisor, Partners In Health 

Rhea Lobo, Board Member – Community Delegation, Stop TB Partnership 


Stephanie Nolen, Global Health Reporter, The New York Times 


Date: March 23rd, 2023
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events
Event types: Lectures / Seminars / Forums


Kresge Building
Virtual In Person