WHO annual report finds world at a crossroad on tuberculosis

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 19 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7051
  1. Geoff Watts
  1. 1London

Despite some successes in worldwide attempts to deal with tuberculosis, “the global fight against the disease remains fragile,” says the World Health Organization in its latest update on the disease.

Commenting on the situation, Mario Raviglione, director of the WHO stop TB department, said, “In the space of 17 years 51 million people have been successfully treated and cared for according to WHO recommendations. This milestone reflects the commitment of governments to transform[ing] the fight against TB.” Without this treatment some 20 million people would have died, he …

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