Ending the TB epidemic is part of the Sustainable Development Goal agenda.
- In 2014, tuberculosis (TB) killed 1.5 million people, 400,000 of whom were HIV-positive.
- Fight against TB is paying off, however, with this year’s death rate nearly half of what it was in 1990.
- WHO’s Global Tuberculosis Report 2015, most of the improvement came since 2000, the year the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) established.
- Need to close detection and treatment gaps, fill funding shortfalls, and develop new diagnostics, drugs and vaccines.