With tuberculosis killing one person every 15 seconds, half a million of the world's poorest TB patients are set to benefit from free life-saving drugs under an agreement signed today by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and the pharmaceutical company, Novartis.
A worldwide shortage of health care workers and high crime in some areas of greatest medical need are obstructing efforts to control tuberculosis (TB) by 2005, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report released today.
Noting that tuberculosis is the biggest killer of people with AIDS, the United Nations health agency today called for free anti-TB drugs (ATDs) and quality care to be made widely available to people living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, along with renewed efforts to increase access to anti-retrovirals (ARVs) in developing countries.
With tuberculosis killing 5,000 people every day, the United Nations health and labour agencies joined forces today to launch a new effort to protect the health of millions of workers, releasing a set of guidelines for TB control in the workplace.
India and China, which account for more than one third of the world's tuberculosis (TB) cases, have achieved high rates of case-identification and cure by expanding the implementation of a strategy promoted by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).
Less than onethird of tuberculosis sufferers can currently access a cure that represents the best chance for controlling the global TB epidemic, according to a new report from the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).
Reaching international goals for fighting tuberculosis (TB) in the worst-hit countries will cost $1.5 billion in the coming years, according to a new report released today by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).