World TB Day, 24 March 2017

2017 World TB Day: Leave no one behind

WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

22 March 2017 -- Protecting human rights, ethics and equity are principles which underpin WHO’s End TB Strategy. Patients, communities, health workers, policy makers and other stakeholders frequently face conflicts and ethical dilemmas. New WHO tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched on World TB Day, aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected.

Adolescent girl and her grandmother, Zimbabwe

Unite to End TB: Leave no one behind

1 March 2017 -- 2017 is the second year of a two-year “Unite to End TB” campaign for World TB Day. This year, WHO places a special focus on uniting efforts to "Leave no one behind", including actions to address stigma, discrimination, marginalization and overcome barriers to access care.

fact buffet

Lives saved

49 millionlives were saved through effective diagnosis and treatment, 2000-2015.

Fact sheet on tuberculosis

MDR-TB cases

480 000people developed multidrug-resistant TB in the world in 2015.

Q&A on MDR-TB

Funding

2 billionUS dollars per year needed to fill resource gap for implementing existing TB interventions.

Global TB report facts
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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.

Global Ministerial Conference

Logo of TB conference in Moscow 2017