World TB Day, 24 March 2018
2 February 2018 - The theme of World TB Day 2018 - “Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world”- focuses on building commitment to end TB, not only at the political level with Heads of State and Ministers of Health, but at all levels from Mayors, Governors, parliamentarians and community leaders, to people affected with TB, civil society advocates, health workers, doctors or nurses, NGOs and other partners. All can be leaders of efforts to end TB in their own work or terrain.
7 February 2018 - Heads of State will gather in New York in September this year at the United Nations General Assembly first-ever high-level meeting on tuberculosis (TB) to accelerate efforts in ending TB and reach all affected people with prevention and care. The high-level meeting on TB is a tremendous and unprecedented step forward by governments and all partners engaged in the fight against TB. It follows on from a very successful Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in Moscow on 16-17 November, 2017 which resulted in high-level commitments from Ministers and other leaders from 120 countries to accelerate progress to end TB.
53 millionlives were saved through effective diagnosis and treatment, 2000-2016.Fact sheet on tuberculosis
490 000people developed multidrug-resistant TB in the world in 2016.Q&A on MDR-TB
2.3 billionUS dollars per year needed to fill resource gap for implementing existing TB interventions.Global TB report facts
Tweets from WHO
World TB Day 2018 – Statement by WHO Director-General
World TB Day 2018 – Statement by Global TB Programme Director
Stories from TB Survivors
- WHO's work on tuberculosis
- On the road to ending TB: Highlights from the 30 highest TB burden countries
- The End TB Strategy
- Global tuberculosis report 2017
- Publications on TB prevention, treatment, and care
Towards ending tuberculosis: what gets measured gets done