Thursday, September 08, 2005

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


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.


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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