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7 Sep 2011

WHO & FIP Sign Landmark Initiative for Tuberculosis Care Improvement

The WHO and the FIP signed a joint statement seeking to involve pharmacists in tuberculosis care and control.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) have signed a landmark initiative to improve engagement between pharmacists and tuberculosis health workers.


The joint statement aims to reduce the number of deaths from tuberculosis by encouraging the FIP's network of two million pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists to become more engaged in national tuberculosis care and control efforts.


The FIP will support the WHO and its member states to enable national tuberculosis programmes and national pharmacy associations to strengthen their collaboration.


The statement calls on tuberculosis programmes and pharmacy associations to increase awareness of tub

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