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More people received life-saving treatment for tuberculosis in 2018 than ever before.

Check out WHO’s latest Global #TB Report ➡️

@GlobalFund @DrTedros @UN WHO’s latest Global Tuberculosis Report, released today, shows that 2018 saw a reduction in the number of #TB deaths: 1.5 million people died from TB in 2018, down from 1.6 million in 2017.
@GlobalFund @DrTedros @UN @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO The number of new cases of #TB has been declining steadily in recent years. However, the burden remains high among low-income and marginalized populations: around 10 million people developed TB in 2018.
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India has the world’s most TB cases--2.7 million or 27% of global burden. In 2018, for the 1st time, India had 2.1 mn notified or registered #TB cases--up 16% since 2017 and highest till date: India TB Report 2019 released today. Read on for more details: #EndTB
Despite the progress, there is a gap of 550,000 cases between notified & prevalent #TB cases. Among the notified cases, treatment was initiated for about 1.9 million cases (90%). #EndTB
A quarter of all notifications (540,000) in 2018 were from the private sector--up 44% since 2017 when 383,000 were notified. #EndTB
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#Tuberculosis kills 1.6 MILLION people each year.

Tuberculosis is:
-The world’s biggest infectious killer
-One of the world’s top ten causes of death
-The top cause of death among people living with HIV

It's time to #EndTB

It's time to #EndTB

It's time to #EndTB

The #UNGA High-Level meeting on the fight to #EndTB just started!
You can watch live here via @UNWebTV
"Our response to TB can expand access to medicines and drive progress towards Universal Health Coverage (HealthForAll) "- Deputy @UN Secretary-General @AminaJMohammed at the #UNGA High-level meeting to #EndTB
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