World TB Day 2015

The World Health Organization joins the rest of the international community in commemorating World Tuberculosis Day on the 24th of March. The WHO message this year is “Gear Up to End TB”.

Every year, there is an estimated 9 million new TB cases worldwide but consistently 3 million cases are  either not diagnosed, not treated, or are diagnosed and not registered by national TB control programmes. Reaching, treating and curing all those with TB especially the vulnerable groups and communities is a critical part of the solution and we need to do more – including work across all sectors to prevent TB through poverty reduction and social protection and achieve universal health coverage.

Message of the Regional Director on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day 2015

Children: the innocent victims of TB in vulnerable communities

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Related Links 

Fact sheet on TB

10 facts on tuberculosis