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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Day 2 highlights: strengthening health systems to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

“For us, the goal of universal health coverage is the lodestar of our health policy,” said His Excellency Prime Minister Edi Rama of Albania. From improving vaccine coverage to ensuring financial protection, strengthening health systems was a key theme on Day 2 of the 68th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe.

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World AIDS Day 2017

Half of people with HIV in the WHO European Region are diagnosed late

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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 – Towards ending TB in the WHO European Region

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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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