Dear Dr Kritski, Brazilian TB Research Network (Rede TB)
Warm greetings to youand your colleagues.
I am honoured to write to you in the first days following my appointment as Director of the WHO Global TB Programme. I thank Dr Tedros for this appointment and am committed to his vision for WHO and WHO’s role in enabling the right to health and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. I am honoured to take on this new role from Dr Mario Raviglione, who led the TB department for nearly 15 years. As the new TB Director, I assure you of my utmost commitment and that of my WHO team, in transforming and accelerating the global TB response.