Conversations in Development: On the Front Lines in the Fight Against Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease that kills 1.4 million people per year, has existed since the time of the pharaohs. Organizations like the TB Alliance and Aeras are working on new technologies to fight the scourge of this ancient and deadly foe. BurnessGlobal’s Coimbra Sirica and Ellen Wilson sat down with Mel Spigelman, M.D., President and CEO of TB Alliance, and Tom Evans, M.D., President and CEO of Aeras, to discuss TB and the importance of defeating it.

Watch Coimbra’s interview with Mel Spigelman:


Watch Ellen’s interview with Tom Evans:

About this Series

Conversations in Development is a series that features interviews with fascinating people we have known or worked with over our 20+ years in the development space. Through these interviews, we’ll share fresh perspectives on a variety of issues, from agricultural development to global health to forestry, and hopefully spark a dialogue about the top development priorities in the world today.

This project is dedicated to our colleague Jeff Haskins, who passed away suddenly in July 2012. He was a “big ideas” guy, always pushing those he worked with to think about the world differently. We know he would be proud of this project.

Watch a video of ILRI’s Susan MacMillan’s reflections on Jeff.