Thursday, September 08, 2005

Almost two million to die from killer disease TB this year.

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http://www.healthlink.org.uk/pubs/tb-treatment.html

According to the World Health Organization (WHO):

1. Around eight million people develop TB each year.

2. Treatment reaches only about a quarter of these people.

3. Approximately 1.8 million people die each year from TB.

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http://news.ft.com/cms/s/c4520514-1fb1-11da-853a-00000e2511c8.html

The sums committed to the United Nations-backed Global Fund to fight TB are still substantially short of the $7.1bn target it set to scale up treatment and prevention activities during 2006-07.


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