tuberculosis

News in Brief 22 March 2021

  • 1.4 million TB sufferers lost out on treatment during first year of COVID-19 
  • DR Congo abuses against civilians continue unabated: Bachelet 
  • Oceans under threat like never before, warns World Meteorological Organization 
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1.4 million with tuberculosis, lost out on treatment during first year of COVID-19

An estimated 1.4 million fewer people received necessary care for tuberculosis (TB) during 2020 compared with the previous year, because of COVID-19, the UN health agency said on Monday.

First Person: Prepare for the next pandemic, says WHO scientist

New technologies have given us new ways to control diseases - crucial to fighting the COVID pandemic, and future global outbreaks, says the World Health Organization’s Chief Scientist.

News in Brief 14 October 2020

  • Afghanistan: aid teams deployed to assess impact of fighting 
  • Progress in tackling tuberculosis at risk from COVID crisis 
  • Talks begin to resolve disputed Lebanon-Israel maritime border 
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Progress against tuberculosis ‘at risk’: WHO

Urgent action and funding are needed to sustain progress in the global fight against tuberculosis (TB), the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has said, warning that global targets for prevention and treatment “will likely be missed”.

News in Brief 13 May 2020

  • Global trade values fell by three per cent in the first quarter of 2020
  • People living longer, healthier lives but COVID-19 threatens progress: WHO
  • Tuberculosis prevention gains must be protected against pandemic
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Amidst pandemic, now is the time for action to also beat tuberculosis, urges WHO

As countries across the world grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Health agency reminded everyone on Tuesday, World Tuberculosis Day 2020, that TB remains the world’s most deadly infectious disease.

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Fragile hope for Yemen, TB and Afghanistan updates, Paris's fresco for sustainable development

A recap of Thursday’s stories: Hope rises as violence abates in Yemen; TB infections slowdown but not fast enough; civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record level; thousands paint picture of sustainable development in Paris; labour research finds strategies to tackle poverty.

News in Brief 17 October 2019

  • Record-high number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan: UN Report
  • Tuberculosis infections declining, but not fast enough among the poor
  • New labour research identifies strategies for tackling poverty and inequality
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Tuberculosis infections declining, but not fast enough among poor, marginalised: UN health agency

A staggering 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis (TB) last year, the UN health agency said on Thursday, in an appeal for far greater funding and political support to eradicate the curable and preventable disease.