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 storyMoscow Declaration to End Tuberculosis: global commitment to scale up action
A global conference on tuberculosis (TB) held in Moscow, Russian Federation, on 16–17 November 2017 resulted in a collective commitment to scale up action to end TB with the signing of the Moscow Declaration to End TB.
- Improving quality of care and prevention of drug-resistant TB in eastern Europe and central Asia
- Visit to the Netherlands intensifies collaboration on TB and HIV
- WHO Europe/ECDC joint press release: 4% annual decrease too slow to end TB by 2030 – call for Europe’s commitment to increase investment to end TB
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InfographicWorld AIDS Day 2017
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Video – Tuberculosis in the WHO European RegionMore videos
Data and statistics
If left untreated, each person with active TB infects, on average, this number of people every year.
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