Today is World TB Day. Tuberculosis is one of the world’s top health challenges. There are 9 million new cases of TB each year.  Three million of these people do not get the care they need and 1.5 million die each year.  Manager of Community Health Protection Margaret Hendriks wants people to be informed and know the risks.
TB kills 3 people every minute. As Hendriks explains, however, it is a curable disease.
Today the Stop TB Partnership of 1300 medical experts worldwide is working to stop the spread of Tuberculosis by making sure every patient has access to effective diagnosis and care.
 The Global Plan to Stop TB engages care providers, empowers people with TB, strengthens health systems, and provides high quality treatment, especially for challenging cases in the hardest-hit areas of the world.