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.

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US$ 6 million grant to boost TB control in eastern European and central Asian countries

Yesterday morning, a new US$6 million grant agreement was signed between the Global Fund and the Center for Health Policies and Studies (PAS Center), a nongovernmental organization based in the Republic of Moldova, as the principal recipient of a regional grant to boost tuberculosis (TB) control in the subregion. The grant agreement, supported by WHO/Europe, covers 11 eastern European and central Asian WHO Member States and the Global Fund. It starts in January 2016 and will run for 3 years.

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10–15 people

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

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