More people received life-saving treatment for tuberculosis in 2018 than ever before. Check out WHO’s latest Global #TB Report ➡️ #EndTB
WHO’s latest Global Tuberculosis Report, released today, shows that 2018 saw a reduction in the number of #TB deaths: 1.5 million people died from TB in 2018, down from 1.6 million in 2017. #EndTB
The fight against #TB remains chronically underfunded. WHO estimates the shortfall for TB prevention and care in 2019 at US3.3 billion. #EndTB
7 million people receive record levels of lifesaving #tuberculosis treatment but 3 million still miss out. Today we mark the passing of the first milestone in the effort to reach people who’ve been missing out on services to #EndTB ➡
Health financing is a challenge to #EndTB : Up to 80% of #TB patients in high burden countries spend more than 20% of their annual household income on treating the disease.
The triumph with 7 Million is eclipsed by the failure to reach the 3 Million. TB is treatable and every case must receive treatment.
Currently, 7 million people receive record levels of lifesaving tuberculosis treatment but 3 million still miss out: #TB #tuberculosis #StepUpTheFight
WHO: 7 million people receive record levels of lifesaving #TB treatment but 3 million still miss out
The number of new cases of #tuberculosis has been declining steadily in recent years. However, the burden remains high among low-income and marginalized populations: around 10 million people developed TB in 2018. We still have a lot work to do to #EndTB!
WHO: “child health programmes still do not always focus adequately on TB: half of children with TB do not access quality care and only a quarter of children under the age of 5 in TB-affected households currently receive preventive treatment.”
7 million people receive record levels of lifesaving TB treatment but 3 million still miss out via #EndTB