19 March 2014 -- World TB Day, 24 March, is an opportunity to raise awareness about the burden of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and the status of TB prevention and control efforts.
TB is curable, but current efforts to find, treat and cure everyone who gets ill with the disease are not sufficient. Of the 9 million people a year who get sick with TB, 3 million of them are "missed" by health systems. World TB Day provides the opportunity to call for further action to reach the 3 million. All partners can help take forward innovative approaches to ensure that everyone suffering from TB has access to TB diagnosis, treatment and cure.
22 millionlives were saved through the Stop TB Strategy, 1995-2012.Fact sheet on tuberculosis
450 000multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the world in 2012.Q&A on MDR-TB