Momentum in fight against tuberculosis must be maintained, Ban says

Significant advances have been made in the fight against tuberculosis, with nearly 6 million people saved in the past 15 years, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, calling for the momentum to be maintained in the fight against the deadly disease.

As new UN Goodwill Ambassador, British pop star lends his voice to halt TB

The award-winning singer Craig David, named today as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador against tuberculosis, promises to lead the chorus in the fight against the curable disease which claims 1.8 million lives worldwide every year.

Donors assess Global Fund needs ahead of pledging session at UN

Donors to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria gathered in the Netherlands today for a two-day meeting to assess funding needs for the 2011-2013 period, ahead of a pledging conference at United Nations Headquarters in New York in October.

Asia heads record levels of drug-resistant tuberculosis, UN health agency says

Drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is now at record levels with Asia bearing the brunt of the epidemic, says the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in a report released today that also calls for better diagnosis of the disease.