Millions of Africans 'Still Treated Based on Outdated TB Tools'

A new TB report, Step Up for TB 2020, reveals that millions of people are still diagnosed and treated based on outdated policies and using old tools and approaches. This is impacting the TB response and the reaching of the UN TB targets, agreed to by heads of state in 2018. The Stop TB Partnership report has found that significant policy gaps risk undermining the progress made, in the fight against one of the world's leading infectious killers. The situation is worsened by the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on people affected by TB.

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A patient prepares to take her medication for drug-resistant TB (file photo).

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