WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2013
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global health problem. In 2012, an estimated 8.6 million people developed TB and 1.3 million died from the disease. Of these 1.3 million deaths, about 320,000 were among people living with HIV.
The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) latest global TB report reviews the latest trends in TB control and treatment globally and also within high TB burden countries like South Africa. The report outlines five priority actions to accelerate progress towards international TB control and treatment targets:
- Reach missed cases;
- Address multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) as a public health crisis;
- Accelerate the response to TB/HIV;
- Increase financing to close all resource gaps; and
- Ensure rapid uptake of innovations.