TB is a curable and treatable disease, yet it is the leading infectious disease killer worldwide – accounting for 1.6 million deaths in 2017 alone – according to WHO’s 2018 Global TB Report. An additional 10 million people fell ill with TB in 2017. Many of those people struggle to receive the treatment they need for reasons ranging from gaps in research and development and insufficient or underfunded health services, to long and difficult treatment or because of stigma.
People provided with TB screening through Union projects
TB survivors trained to advocate on behalf of patients in India
People diagnosed and connected to treatment in DR Congo