Tuberculosis

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.

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New 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 The proposed model aims to transform the delivery of often-outdated TB services to enhance user-friendliness.

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World TB Day 2017

TB/HIV coinfection in the WHO European Region

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Personal stories

Health workers, aid workers and patients are making a difference in the fight against TB.

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Video – Tuberculosis in the WHO European Region

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Data and statistics

10–15 people

If left untreated, each person with active TB infects, on average, this number of people every year.


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