Tuberculosis treatment strategy saves millions of lives over last 15 years – UN study

A change of strategy for treating patients suffering from tuberculosis has cured 36 million people worldwide and saved up to 8 million lives over the last decade and a half, according to data released today by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).

UN-backed forum commits to greater action, funding to fight drug-resistant TB

Health ministers from countries suffering the highest burden of drug-resistant tuberculosis cases have agreed to a series of measures aimed at accelerating efforts to stop and reverse the global epidemic, at a United Nations-backed meeting in China.

Rate of epidemic’s decline too slow, says Ban on World TB Day

A new United Nations report notes that the percentage of the global population falling ill to tuberculosis is dropping annually, but Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the pace of the disease’s decline is too slow and that efforts to combat it are “falling short.”