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 about TB in the WHO European Region
Top storyNew WHO report provides blueprint for delivering people-centred care for tuberculosis
WHO/Europe, in collaboration with partners, has developed a blueprint for a people-centred model of tuberculosis (TB) care that shifts care closer to people and communities. The proposed model aims to transform the delivery of often-outdated TB services to enhance user-friendliness.
- Reaching out to find, treat and cure more TB patients and address their comorbidities
- Minister of Health of Lithuania visits WHO/Europe to discuss key priorities and collaboration
- Workshop on topical issues of M/XDR-TB for representatives of academia of selected Russian regions
- Meeting of the regional Green Light Committee for Europe and workshop on introduction of new medicines for drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment
Health workers, aid workers and patients are making a difference in the fight against TB.More personal stories from the European Region
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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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