A doctor examines a tuberculosis patient in a hospital in Allahabad, India, in March 2014. As the world focuses on the pandemic, experts fear losing ground in the long fight against other deadly infectious diseases such as TB, malaria and HIV. Photo: AP
A doctor examines a tuberculosis patient in a hospital in Allahabad, India, in March 2014. As the world focuses on the pandemic, experts fear losing ground in the long fight against other deadly infectious diseases such as TB, malaria and HIV. Photo: AP
John Fleming
Opinion

Opinion

John Fleming

Covid-19 is proving a deadly distraction from the fight against malaria, TB and HIV

  • Years of work to contain these killer diseases have been set back amid lockdowns and overwhelmed health systems, even as climate change raises infection risks
  • Urgent investment is needed to tackle these global health crises. The world cannot afford to tackle one infectious disease at a time

A doctor examines a tuberculosis patient in a hospital in Allahabad, India, in March 2014. As the world focuses on the pandemic, experts fear losing ground in the long fight against other deadly infectious diseases such as TB, malaria and HIV. Photo: AP
A doctor examines a tuberculosis patient in a hospital in Allahabad, India, in March 2014. As the world focuses on the pandemic, experts fear losing ground in the long fight against other deadly infectious diseases such as TB, malaria and HIV. Photo: AP
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