'Impressive' TB Gains for Africa, But Urgent Action Needed - WHO

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries were making steady progress in tackling tuberculosis, with a 9% reduction in incidence seen between 2015 and 2019 and a 14% drop in deaths in the same period. Countries in Africa also made impressive gains, with corresponding reductions of 16% and 19% in the same timeframe. But WHO's new report shows that access to TB services remains a challenge and that global targets for prevention and treatment will likely be missed without investments...

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Countries with highest TB burden.

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  • Global Tuberculosis Report 2020

    Publisher:
    World Health Organization
    Publication Date:
    14 October 2020

    WHO has published a global TB report every year since 1997. The main aim of the report is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the ... see more »

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