Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious airborne disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects one third of the world’s population. Timely prevention, diagnosis and treatment can control the spread of infection and treat and cure existing cases. WHO/Europe works with many partners to improve monitoring and surveillance of TB and supports the implementation of the Stop TB Strategy.Read more
Top storyDetection and effective treatment of childhood TB in Kyrgyzstan and development of national TB programme
A team of WHO experts visited Kyrgyzstan on 8–11 August 2016 to provide technical assistance in the adaptation and scale up of new recommendations on fixed-dose combinations for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in children, issued by WHO in March 2016.
- Scientific working group consults on blueprint for new models of TB prevention and care
- Call for applications to the European Tuberculosis Research Initiative (ERI-TB) core group
- Subregional training of engineers and technicians in BSC maintenance, Yerevan, Armenia, 26 September – 5 October 2016
PublicationsGood practices in strengthening health systems for the prevention and care of tuberculosis and drug-resistant tuberculosis More publications
Data and statistics
If left untreated, each person with active TB infects, on average, this number of people every year.
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