March 26, 2013 at 09:00 AM EDT
Videos: Lilly MDR-TB Partnership advances fight in South Africa and Swaziland

SOURCE: Eli Lilly and Company

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In recognition of World TB Day on March 24, Lilly joins with others across the world to advance the fight against TB and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.  In places like Swaziland and Gugulethu, South Africa, The Lilly MDR-TB Partnership is making a difference. See how in these brief videos.

The Lilly MDR-TB Partnership is comprised of more than 25 health organizations, academic institutions and corporations. The goal of the partnership is to combat the expanding global crisis of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis by providing access to medicines, raising awareness and training healthcare professionals.

In 2011, the Lilly Foundation committed an additional $30 million (USD) to help advance the partnership’s efforts in two key areas over the next five years (2012-2016): providing training for healthcare providers and improving access to MDR-TB medicines. The Lilly MDR-TB Partnership works with partners at the global and local level, with a specific focus in China, India, Russia and South Africa – countries with the highest burden of MDR-TB.

Through the work of The Lilly MDRTB Partnership, thousands of people across the world are gaining access to the care and support they need to be correctly diagnosed and treated for this curable disease.

About the Lilly Foundation
The Lilly Foundation, which receives its funding from Eli Lilly and Company, was established in 1968 as a tax-exempt private foundation to support philanthropic initiatives in healthcare, education and community development. In the area of healthcare, the Lilly Foundation collaborates with global and local partners to find innovative solutions to complex healthcare challenges.

About Eli Lilly and Company
Eli Lilly and Company, a leading innovation-driven corporation is developing a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Eli Lilly and Company provides answers – through medicines and information – for some of the world's most urgent medical needs.

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KEYWORDS: Lilly, Lilly MDR-TB Partnership, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, Lilly Foundation, South Africa, China, India, Russia, Swaziland, healthcare training, medicines, tb

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