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Toward Tuberculosis Elimination in Low-Incidence Countries: Reflections From a Global ConsultationToward Tuberculosis Elimination in Low-Incidence Countries

Knut Lönnroth, MD, PhD, MSc; Giovanni Battista Migliori, MD; and Mario Raviglione, MD
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From the World Health Organization Global Tuberculosis Programme, Geneva, Switzerland.

Disclaimer: Drs. Lönnroth and Raviglione are staff members of the World Health Organization (WHO). They alone are responsible for the views expressed here, which do not necessarily represent the decisions or policies of the WHO.

Disclosures: Authors have disclosed no conflicts of interest. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M14-1888.

Requests for Single Reprints: Knut Lönnroth, MD, PhD, MSc, Global Tuberculosis Programme, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, Geneva 1211, Switzerland.

Current Author Addresses:Drs. Lönnroth and Raviglione: Global Tuberculosis Programme, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, Geneva 1211, Switzerland.

Dr. Migliori: WHO Collaborating Centre for Tuberculosis, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, Via Roncaccio 16, Tradate 21049, Italy.

Author Contributions:Conception and design: K. Lönnroth, G.B. Migliori, M. Raviglione.

Analysis and interpretation of the data: K. Lönnroth, G.B. Migliori, M. Raviglione.

Drafting of the article: K. Lönnroth, G.B. Migliori, M. Raviglione.

Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: K. Lönnroth, G.B. Migliori, M. Raviglione.

Final approval of the article: K. Lönnroth, G.B. Migliori, M. Raviglione.

Administrative, technical, or logistic support: K. Lönnroth.

Collection and assembly of data: K. Lönnroth, M. Raviglione.

Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(9):670-671. doi:10.7326/M14-1888
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In July 2014, participants from 36 countries and experts in the field met to discuss a global framework for eliminating tuberculosis in low-incidence countries. This commentary discusses the framework for elimination, which will require high-level political commitment, strong public health programs, social justice, international solidarity, and investment in research.

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