Tuberculosis gains at risk due to millions of missed patients, drug resistance – UN report

Treatment has saved the lives of more than 22 million people with tuberculosis (TB), according to a new report by the United Nations health agency that also reveals that the number of deaths from the disease fell to 1.3 million last year.

Some 74,000 tuberculosis deaths could be prevented each year through UN action plan

The deaths of more than 74,000 children from tuberculosis (TB) could be prevented each year through measures outlined in the first action plan developed specifically on TB and children, which was launched today by the United Nations health agency in Washington, DC.

UN officials call for boost in efforts to combat drug-resistant tuberculosis

United Nations officials today urged countries to strengthen their efforts to respond to drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis (TB) and increase funding to eliminate this disease.

UN health agency and partner call for funds to address tuberculosis threat

The United Nations health agency and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today said some $1.6 billion in international funding is needed every year to treat and prevent tuberculosis before drug-resistant strains of the disease spread widely.