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 storyNew WHO report provides blueprint for delivering people-centred care for tuberculosis
WHO/Europe, in collaboration with partners, has developed a blueprint for a people-centred model of tuberculosis (TB) care that shifts care closer to people and communities. The proposed model aims to transform the delivery of often-outdated TB services to enhance user-friendliness.
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- Second workshop on multidrug- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis for representatives of academic institutions in the Russian Federation
PublicationsTuberculosis Regional Eastern European and Central Asian Project (TB-REP) mid-term update More publications
Health workers, aid workers and patients are making a difference in the fight against TB.More personal stories from the European Region
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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