While great strides have been made in the fight against tuberculosis (TB), it still remains one of the top ten leading causes of death globally. With the added threat of antimicrobial resistance, drug-resistant TB is becoming an increasing public health crisis. In fact, TB accounts for 30 percent of all deaths due to drug resistance. Last week, the United States … Read More
By: Angel Cheng, Global TB Caucus TB has a devastating impact not only on the health and wellbeing of people around the world, but also on economic growth and stability. As a result, the disease is increasingly presenting itself as both a moral and financial consideration for businesses concerned about their workers, consumers and communities where they operate. According to … Read More
By: Dr. Lucica Ditiu and Dr. Catharina Boehme The numbers speak for themselves. In 2015 alone: 1.8 million died from tuberculosis (TB); 10.4 million people fell ill with the disease; and An estimated 480,000 developed multidrug resistant-TB (MDR-TB). All of this, combined with the airborne transmission of the disease, makes TB the leading infectious disease killer (surpassing both HIV … Read More
Each year on March 24th, we celebrate World TB Day. Although tuberculosis (TB) is preventable and curable, it remains one of the top ten causes of death in the world.
The government of Canada will host the Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Montréal, Quebec, on 16 September 2016. This conference will bring global health leaders together to further mobilize efforts to end the epidemics of three of the world’s most devastating diseases – AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria – by 2030. The Global Fund partnership … Read More