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 storyDay 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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PublicationsGuiding principles to reduce tuberculosis transmission in the WHO European Region More publications
Moscow DeclarationMoscow Declaration to End Tuberculosis: global commitment to scale up action
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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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