TB is the biggest killer disease in the world, claiming 4 lives a day. Since 2000, a total of 54 million lives have been saved, resulting in the death of TB in one third. But 10 million people are still dying each year with too many discharges of vital care.
Before World Day on 24 March, WHO has published new guidance to improve the treatment of TB against multiple drugs (MDR-TB). WHO recommends switching to speech-order orders to treat people with MDR-TB. The proposals are part of a larger package of activities designed to help countries get faster to TB progress.
“World Day Day is the theme of this year: TB is a time to stop,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO. “We are demonstrating the need for commitments made at the UN 2018 High Meeting on TB to take action to make sure everyone who needs it has TB. ”
Since 2000, a total of 54 million lives have been saved, resulting in the death of TB in one third. But 10 million people are still dying each year with too many discharges of vital care.
An WHO pack is designed to help countries close gaps in care, making sure no-one is left. Key elements include:
Accountability framework to coordinate actions across departments and monitor progress and review progress
There is a Index that helps countries find out more about their own pandemic diseases through real-time surveillance – by switching to TB electronic surveillance systems.
Guidance to give effective priority to the planning and implementation of effective TB interventions based on analysis of patient pathways to access care.
New WHO infection control guidance and preventative infection for high-risk infection
Civil Society Agency to ensure the effective and meaningful civil partnership
“This is a series of pragmatic actions that countries can use to accelerate progress and act on the high-level commitments made in the UN's first ever Higher Level TB in September. Last year, said Dr Tereza Kasaeva, WHO Global TB Program Director.
On 22 March key partners will come together at the World TB Day conference in WHO in Geneva to develop a shared and multi-agency platform to accelerate action to prevent TB t . WHO will pass the new folder at the meeting.
TB is the biggest killer disease in the world, claiming 4 lives a day. It is the heaviest responsibilities faced by communities who address socio-economic challenges, those who work and live in dangerous conditions, the poorest and most marginalized people.