• The Gambia Commemorates World Tuberculosis Day 2017

    The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office, the Medical Research Council (MRC) and other stakeholders observed the World Tuberculosis Day (WTBD) on the 24th March. The theme for this year is “Unite to End TB”.
  • Le Bénin a commémoré la 22ieme Journée Mondiale de lutte contre la Tuberculose

    LE CENTRE NATIONAL HOCSPITALIER ET UNIVERSITAIRE DE PNEUMO-PHTYSIOLOGIQUE LAZARET DE COTONOU A ACCUEILLI CETTE MANIFESTATION OFICIELLE (Cotonou, le 24 Mars 2017) - C’est le Dr Lucien TOKO, Directeur de Cabinet Représentant le Ministre de la Santé qui a présidé les manifestations officielles marquant cette 22ième édition de la Journée Mondiale de la Tuberculose (JMT) au Bénin. Il était entouré du Représentant du Ministre de la Communication et de l’Economie Numérique, de celui du Secrétaire Exécutif du Comité National de Lutte…
  • World TB Day: Swazis Unite to end TB and HIV

    4 April  2017 - Mbabane Swaziland:As Swaziland joined the rest of the world in commemorating World TB Day, the Honourable Minister of Health Senator Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane commissioned the national drug resistance survey. “Both the TB and HIV Drug Resistance Surveys that Swaziland is currently conducting will play a critical role in addressing the effectiveness of regimens prescribed for TB and/or HIV patients” noted the United States of America Ambassador to Swaziland Ms Lisa Peterson. With a TB/HIV co-infection rate of…

2.7 million people

Almost 2.7 million people out of an estimated 9.6 million tuberculosis patients worldwide live in the African Region. 

1/3 of HIV deaths

TB is a leading killer of HIV-positive people. In 2015, 1 in 3 HIV deaths was due to TB.

10.1 million lives

Between 2000 and 2014, the implementation of the DOTS and Stop TB Strategy by Member States resulted in an estimated 10.1 million lives saved in the African Region.



The WHO Regional Office for Africa has also developed a framework for implementing the End TB Strategy in the African Region (2016 – 2020). This framework supports the adaptation and implementation of the Global Strategy in countries based on their contextual circumstances. Overall, the Region wants to reduce the number of TB deaths by 35%, the number of TB patients by 20% and attain 0% TB-affected families facing catastrophic costs due to TB.



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Global Tuberculosis report 2015

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On the road to ending TB: Highlights from the 30 highest TB burden countries (16 out of 30 are in Africa)