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
Top storyGroundbreaking pledge of United Nations agencies to end HIV, TB and viral hepatitis epidemics in Europe at high-level meeting on ending TB
For the first time, 14 United Nations agencies have joined forces to end the epidemics of HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and viral hepatitis – Europe’s deadliest communicable diseases.
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PublicationsUnited Nations common position on ending HIV, TB and viral hepatitis through intersectoral collaboration (2018) More publications
Moscow DeclarationMoscow Declaration to End Tuberculosis: global commitment to scale up action
InfographicWorld AIDS Day 2017
Half of people with HIV in the WHO European Region are diagnosed lateDownload infographic
Health workers, aid workers and patients are making a difference in the fight against TB.More personal stories from the European Region
Video – Towards ending TB 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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