Global efforts have saved over 53 million lives from TB since 2000, according to The World Health Organization. Whilst TB mortality has reduced by 37% over the same period. This is great news, but there is still much to be done.
Too many lives lost
More than 28,000 people fall ill with TB every day. Nearly 5,000 of them die – despite the fact that TB is curable. More funding, research and political commitment to TB is required to tackle TB in the longer term.