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Edward is lucky to have been diagnosed in time; the most common methods for testing drug resistance can take between six and 16 weeks. Luck shouldn't have anything to do with it: Many patients lose their lives before it is even known that they have drug-resistant TB.
This week donors are meeting to discuss the Global Fund's progress in fighting the three killer diseases: AIDS, TB and malaria. Looking at the future, one thing is clear: we need sufficient funds and we need to spend them right.