Winning the War on Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis continues to kill millions around the world each year, especially in Africa. Eradicating the disease is possible, but only if African governments begin developing a multi-sector, integrated approach to containing and controlling it.

JOHANNESBURG – The world is finally waking up to the threat posed by one of the most overlooked diseases of our time. Last month, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) hosted the first-ever high-level meeting on tuberculosis (TB) to explore options for international eradication efforts. But, as welcome as this new global focus is, the fact remains that the road to beating TB begins in Africa.

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