WHO report: 10 million people developed TB in 2017; India accounts for 27% cases

Tuberculosis remains the world’s most lethal infectious killer. It claims more lives than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. TB is also a preventable, treatable, curable disease. Fewer people fell ill and died from tuberculosis last year but countries are still not doing enough to end TB by 2030. TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease. WHO calls for urgent action to #EndTB

WHO report: 10 million people developed TB in 2017; India accounts for 27% casesTuberculosis (TB) remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease although global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million tuberculosis (TB) deaths since 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday. WHO, in its latest 2018 Global TB Report, says countries are still not doing enough to end TB by 2030 and calls for an unprecedented […]

End TB: WHO makes key changes to Multi-Drug Resistant TB treatment

The bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) can develop resistance to the antimicrobial drugs used to cure the disease. Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) is TB that does not respond to at least isoniazid and rifampicin, the 2 most powerful anti-TB drugs

End TB: WHO makes key changes to Multi-Drug Resistant TB treatmentThis Rapid Communication aims to inform TB programme managers and other stakeholders of WHO Member States about the key implications for MDR-TB treatment regimens arising from the new evidence assessment. It highlights the immediate steps to be taken to ensure that MDR/RR-TB patients receive treatment in accordance with the latest evidence on effectiveness and safety. […]