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Opinion: Smartphones should fuel the next generation of tuberculosis care

I've been working to fight #tuberculosis for 35 years. I'm excited to see sparks of #smartphone innovation for fighting this deadly disease.
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For people like me who have devoted their entire medical careers to the fight against tuberculosis, there are finally some reasons to be optimistic about the fight against this scourge. This week, tuberculosis experts from 125 countries are gathering in Amsterdam, surrounded by a buzz of optimism that political leaders will finally come through on their commitments to fight the world’s most deadly infectious disease.

Making progress against tuberculosis hasn’t been easy. Over the 35 years of my professional career, I have seen brilliant people dedicate their lives to reducing the spread of the disease. Yet

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