The pervasiveness of global tuberculosis (TB) poses a particular set of challenges to policymakers. In order to make the necessary strategic decisions, it is essential to understand how the disease works and its impact on individuals, families, communities, and broader global health goals. This primer is intended to lay out the basics for a nontechnical audience to give policymakers the information they need to make informed and accurate decisions about the future of U.S. TB control efforts.
About the Author
Phillip Nieburg, MD, is a senior associate with the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS and an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia. Talia Dubovi is a senior fellow and deputy director of the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS. Sahil Angelo is a research assistant with the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS.