Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious airborne disease caused mainly by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects one-fourth of the world’s population. With timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment, further spread of the disease can be prevented. WHO/Europe supports the implementation of the End TB Strategy and works with key international and national partners to support Member States in the WHO European Region to eliminate TB.Read more
Top storyTime for revamped commitment by all to end TB
Despite significant progress made, tuberculosis (TB) remains the top infectious killer worldwide. In the WHO European Region, the number of new TB patients has decreased at an average rate of 4.3% yearly over the last decade. But revamped political commitment for immediate and bold actions will still be needed to end TB by 2030.
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Moscow DeclarationMoscow Declaration to End Tuberculosis: global commitment to scale up action
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Data and statistics
If left untreated, each person with active TB infects, on average, this number of people every year.
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