Tuberculosis (TB)

20 million lives saved through TB care and control

Global tuberculosis report 2012

17 October 2012 | Washington DC - An estimated 20 million people are alive today as a direct result of tuberculosis (TB) care and control, according to the WHO Global tuberculosis report 2012.

“In the space of 17 years, 51 million people have been successfully treated and cared for according to WHO recommendations. Without that treatment, 20 million people would have died,” said Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of the WHO Stop TB Department. “This milestone reflects the commitment of governments to transform the fight against TB.”

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