Stop TB in My Lifetime
World TB Day, on 24 March, is an opportunity to raise awareness about the burden of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and the status of TB prevention and control efforts.
Progress towards global targets for reductions in TB cases and deaths in recent years has been impressive: TB mortality has fallen over 40% worldwide since 1990, and incidence is declining. New TB tools such as rapid diagnostics are helping transform response to the disease. Further progress will be dependent on addressing criticial funding gaps.
20 millionlives were saved through the Stop TB Strategy, 1995-2011.Fact sheet on tuberculosis
630 000cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the world in 2011.Q&A on MDR-TB
1.6 billionUS dollars per year is needed to implement existing TB interventions.Information note on TB funding gaps