TANDEM mentioned on page 19 in the World Diabetes Foundation/The UNION call for action on TB and DM

November 01, 2014

The TANDEM project was recently mentioned in the report entitled “The Looming Co-Epidemic of TB-Diabetes: A Call to Action”, which was published jointly by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and the World Diabetes Foundation. The publication calls for policies that address both diseases and claims that a clear strategy is needed for screening both DM patients for TB and TB patients for DM, as well as for providing treatments for both diseases. It states: “If we fail to act, the consequences could prove catastrophic for healthcare systems in areas that are impacted.”

The report was released at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona on 29 October 2015 and features the TANDEM project in the context of the TB-DM Research Agenda that, according to the document, is needed to “address this threat before it takes a larger toll in death and disability as well as economic impact – and before we see the gains made against TB in the past decade rolled back by diabetes”.

Find the complete report for download here.