2017 is the second year of a two-year "Unite to End TB" campaign for World TB Day. This year, WHO will place a special focus on uniting efforts to "Leave No One Behind", including actions to address stigma, discrimination, marginalization and overcome barriers to access care.
15 December 2016 – WHO welcomes the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution passed today, calling for the UNGA to hold the first-ever high-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis in 2018. WHO has been asked to work with the UN Secretary-General, in consultation with Member States, to conceptualize and plan the 2018 high-level meeting.
22 June 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) released a new information note on “Considerations for adoption and use of multidisease testing devices in integrated laboratory networks”. The document, jointly prepared by the Global TB Programme and the Department of HIV and Global Hepatitis Programme, provides a strategic overview of key implementation considerations for diagnostic integration using testing devices for tuberculosis (TB), HIV and viral hepatitis.
49 millionlives were saved through effective diagnosis and treatment, 2000-2015.Fact sheet on tuberculosis
480 000people developed multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the world in 2015, an additional 100 000 people with rifampicin-resistant TB also required second line treatment in 2015.Q&A on MDR-TB
2 billionUS dollars per year needed to fill resource gap for implementing existing TB interventions.Global TB report facts
- Detection and diagnosis
- Treatment and care
- Preventive care
- Drug-resistant TB
- TB and HIV
- Childhood TB
- Addressing needs of vulnerable populations
- Technical support to countries
- Community engagement: ENGAGE-TB
- Public-Private Mix
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Digital health
Who we are
News releases and features
WHO advises on the use of multidisease testing devices for TB, HIV and hepatitis
Online Consultation on the Zero Draft of the Declaration proposed for the Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era
Scaling up the use of digital technologies to support End TB Strategy implementation
World TB day
World TB Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about the burden of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and the status of TB prevention and control efforts.
Activities of the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for TB (STAG-TB), Task Force on TB Impact Measurement, Latent TB Infection Task Force, HIV/TB Task Force and the Task Force for New Drug Policy Development.
Feature stories: Unite to end TB
- UN Leaders and partners Unite to End TB
- Ethiopia: On the road to ending tuberculosis
- Continuing care for tuberculosis, diabetes and heart patients in earthquake hit Nepal
- Azerbaijan brings quality tuberculosis care to prisons
- Faster diagnosis key to finding drug-resistant tuberculosis in the Republic of Moldova
Ending TB in the WHO regions
Emma Thompson, the British actress and Mayor of London’s TB Ambassador, speaking out on the importance of joining WHO and its partners to end tuberculosis, which kills over 4,000 people each day.