Funding gap threatens to interrupt progress in fight against tuberculosis – UN health agency

Despite progress in the global fight against tuberculosis (TB), the gains so far remain fragile and more needs to be done to eliminate the disease, the UN health agency said today, as it launched a report reviewing anti-TB efforts.

More intensified push needed to end global epidemic of tuberculosis – Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked this year's World Tuberculosis Day with a call for a greater push to eliminate once and for all the second top infectious killer of adults after HIV/AIDS.

Ban urges countries to step up efforts to stop tuberculosis

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged countries to step up their efforts to prevent tuberculosis (TB), including by increasing access to treatments and improving the quality of their health services to be able to “stop TB in our lifetime.”