Today, 24th of March 2014, the African Region joins the global community to commemorate World Tuberculosis Day under the theme - “Reach the three million; Find, Treat, Cure TB”. The theme highlights the suffering that Tuberculosis (TB) continues to exert on people, despite the fact that effective control measures are available.
Every year nine million people globally get sick with TB. Unfortunately a third of them do not get the TB services that they deserve. Most of these three million people live in the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities, including those in the African Region.