altThe Tuberculosis Programme contributes to the reduction of the Tuberculosis (TB) disease burden in the WHO Africa Region through support to all member states to adopt and implement cost-effective TB prevention, treatment, care and support interventions.

Children: the innocent victims of TB in vulnerable communities
Each year on 24 March, WHO joins the rest of the international community to commemorate World TB Day. This year’s theme “Gear Up to End TB” is a continuation of the call to reach the missing cases, most of who live in the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities, including those in the African Region.

IWD2015 TB06 March 2015, Geneva -- There is much to celebrate, this International Women’s Day. The empowerment of women is gaining ground globally, more girls are in school and the world is mobilizing to ensure that they have a healthier and safer future to reach their full potential. However, despite these successes, millions of women still face barriers and inequalities in many areas of their lives, including in health. This is evident in the battle women face against tuberculosis (TB).

What is multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and how do we control it?

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Q: What is multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and how do we control it?

A: The bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) can develop resistance to the antimicrobial drugs used to cure the disease. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is TB that does not respond to at least isoniazid and rifampicin, the two most powerful anti-TB drugs.