News / TB epidemic – action is needed!

On 26 September 2018, the United Nations (UN) will hold its first ever high-level meeting on tuberculosis (TB), at its headquarters in New York. The title of the meeting – United to End TB: An Urgent Global Response to a Global Epidemic.

There is a high need for global action towards a world without TB. And as reported by the WHO, that world is still far out of reach. Despite the reduction of TB deaths, the WHO estimates that a quarter of the world’s population is infected with TB. Detection, diagnosis and treatment are still major challenges in many countries. Better access to accurate and quality care is urgently needed.

Health[e]Foundations’ author on HIV-TB coinfection and IAS president Anton Pozniak stated: The UN helped reverse the AIDS epidemic. It now should do the same for TB.

Health[e]Foundation offers the course TB[e]Education for healthcare workers. This course consists of 11 modules which cover the epidemiology, treatment and care of patients with TB, HIV-TB co-infection; TB in children; new diagnostics; new drugs; and the potential for a new TB vaccine, among other topics. Healthcare workers should be aware of TB co-infection complications, the Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS), and the rise of multi-drug resistant and extensive drug resistant strains of TB.

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SDG 3: Good health and well-being.

Goal 3.3: By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases.