World TB Day 2016: Unite to End TB

World TB Day 2016: photo of children

WHO calls on countries and partners to "Unite to End Tuberculosis"

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.

We will end tuberculosis

24 March 2016 -- On World Tuberculosis Day 2016, the United Nations leaders and partners unite to end tuberculosis.

Community volunteers working on a project to end tuberculosis in Ethiopia by 2030.

On the road to ending TB

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.

World TB Day 2016

Unite to End Tuberculosis

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.

fact buffet

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
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Advocacy materials

WHO calls to "Unite to end TB"

Ending TB can be achieved with greater collaboration within and across governments, with partners from civil society, communities, researchers.

Video

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.

Stories from countries

Ethiopia on the road to ending TB

Ethiopia is making progress in tackling TB and is committed to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals target of ending TB by 2030.