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Tuberculosis, or TB, is not only the world's top infectious killer, it is also the leading cause of deaths among people with HIV and a major cause of antimicrobial resistance-related deaths, the United Nations health agency said on Sunday, World Tuberculosis Day.
The fight against tuberculosis (TB) is drastically under-funded, with a gap of around $13 billion per year, said Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed at the first-ever High-Level TB Meeting, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Countries are not doing enough to end tuberculosis by 2030, warned the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, releasing its latest Global Tuberculosis Report. The deadly disease remains one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide, even though it’s fully treatable, Dr. Tereza Kasaeva, Director of WHO’s Global TB Programme, told Anton Uspenskiy of UN News, calling for more global action.