Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
Deaths from tuberculosis (TB) have declined over the last two decades, but the disease still was responsible for 1.4 million deaths in 2011 – mostly in developing countries.
Increased speed in testing and treatment can help further reduce the number of TB deaths. However, testing for TB and reporting results is a lengthy process in many low- and middle-income countries partly due to a reliance on paper records, overburdened labs, and slow data transit systems.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.