World TB Day 2016: Unite to End TB
22 March 2016 -- In advance of World TB Day, to be observed on 24 March, WHO is calling on countries and partners to "Unite to End TB". This is an ambitious aim. While there has been significant progress in the fight against TB, with 43 million lives saved since 2000, the battle is only half-won.
24 March 2016 -- For World TB Day, today, WHO is calling on countries and partners to "Unite to End TB". This is an ambitious aim. While there has been significant progress in the fight against TB, with 43 million lives saved since 2000, the battle is only half-won. 2016 marks the beginning of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) era. Ethiopia is one country making progress in tackling TB and is committed to reaching the SDG target of ending TB by 2030.
15 February 2016 -- For World TB Day, 24 March 2016, WHO calls on governments, communities, civil society, and the private sector to "Unite to End TB". WHO and partners are promoting dialogue and collaboration that unites individuals and communities in new ways to end the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic. These efforts cut across disciplines and sectors, and can help accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals overall by contributing to other areas including poverty elimination, universal health coverage, maternal and child health, social protection and justice.
43 millionlives were saved through effective diagnosis and treatment, 2000-2014.Fact sheet on tuberculosis
480 000people developed multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the world in 2014.Q&A on MDR-TB
1.4 billionUS dollars per year needed to fill resource gap for implementing existing TB interventions.Global TB report facts
Emma Thompson, the British actress and Mayor of London’s TB Ambassador, speaking out on the importance of joining WHO and its partners to end TB, which kills over 4,000 people each day.