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PLEASE PASS TO DAVID TESSLER, EUR/PGI, AND ANDREA LAURITZEN, OES/IHB
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: TBIO, WHO, XG SUBJECT: FIGHTING TUBERCULOSIS IN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA - EMBASSY PARIS REPLY
REF: SECSTATE 6989
(SBU) In response to the referenced request to report on the status of implementation of the Berlin Declaration in host countries, ESTH Officer spoke with Dr. Paula Fujiwara, CDC officer on detail to the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. Dr. Fujiwara considers that little headway has been made since the Declaration and that it was likely that the "TB community" would use World TB day, March 24, to push countries forward to meet Berlin Declaration commitments, as well as brainstorm on how to develop an action plan by Autumn 2008. She noted that with France assuming the EU presidency in July 2008 this would likely be one of the diplomatic points to push regarding the health agenda in Europe.
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