world TB day

The political will needed to end tuberculosis -- the world's top infectious killer -- may have arrived.
Prisons like Lurigancho are major flashpoints in Peru’s anti-TB battle.
If we as human beings really want to achieve something, nothing can stop us and we will do it.
The reality is that TB is an airborne disease; anyone can contract it.
On this World TB Day, let’s imagine a world free from TB. Then, let’s make it so.
You hear someone cough and you don’t think twice. Maybe you should.
The time is now to continue to make smart investments in TB and HIV control. This concerted effort will strengthen health systems and go a long way to address the basic needs of people living throughout the world.
I believe in the transformative power of people of faith, working together through places of worship, to help turn the tide against TB in South Africa and elsewhere around the world.
I've been blind for 9 years because of tuberculosis. I lost my sight, my budding career in architecture, many of my friends and huge part of what I used to do in this life. I still dream that one day, I'll be able to see my 3-year old daughter.
But CDC - or any other single institution - can't do it alone. It will take us all - civil society, the private sector, government and international partners - working together to Unite to End TB.
On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day 2016, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), reaffirms its commitment to researching ways to better understand, prevent, diagnose and treat TB.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead U.S. Government agency for international TB care, is working closely with the global TB community to expand and improve the quality of TB diagnosis, care, and treatment programs aimed at reducing TB-related mortality and preventing the development of drug-resistant TB.
This could be "the beginning of a resurgence," one expert warns.
On World Tuberculosis Day, four survivors reveal what it's like to have "airborne cancer."
Today is World TB Day - and it's important to understand the impact of this global epidemic to encourage the political will and world interest to bring it to an end.