Despite gains against tuberculosis, better research funding required – UN report

The world is fighting a difficult battle against the spread of tuberculosis (TB), the United Nations health agency announced today, as it released its latest report on the disease, revealing a greater number of cases than previously estimated and a shortfall in research funding.

UN health agency presents new plan to eliminate tuberculosis in low-burden countries

The United Nations health agency today presented a new plan aimed at eliminating tuberculosis (TB) in over 30 countries with low levels of the infectious airborne disease.

UN marks World Day with calls for global solidarity to eradicate tuberculosis

On World Tuberculosis Day, the United Nations is calling for intensified global solidarity to eradicate the preventable disease, particularly by mobilizing the resources to bridge the “substantial” funding gap for TB care and control.

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.

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.”