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[Comment] Social protection interventions could improve tuberculosis treatment outcomes

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Eradication of poverty in all forms remains a global challenge identified by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.1 Tuberculosis is a disease of poverty and its transmission is perpetuated by malnutrition, overcrowding, HIV and AIDs, and other conditions associated with socioeconomic and social determinants of health.1,2 Ending the tuberculosis epidemic is a target of the Sustainable Development Goals that requires the implementation of various biomedical, public health, and socioeconomic interventions in addition to research and innovation.

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