About Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) kills more people every year than any other infectious disease.

It caused the deaths of 1.7 million people in 2016, most of whom were from low- and middle-income countries.  Treatment courses can be very costly and are often inaccessible.

The international TB community is committed to improving the lives of TB sufferers and finding ways to eliminate this disease once and for all.  We hope that the UN General Assembly in September 2018 will be a major step forward in our quest.

Read more about TB on the World Health Organization’s website.