In fact, TB is right up there alongside malaria and HIV/AIDS, as one of the world's biggest killers. More than 9 million new cases emerge every year and 1.4 million people die. Yet they die needlessly, because TB is preventable and curable.
The World Health Organization has declared TB 'a global emergency' and in 2003 Target TB was set up as a direct response. We've achieved a lot since then.
Last year alone we made sure 21,309 people were tested for TB, we supported 7,054 people through treatment, helped 56,574 family members as their loved ones recovered, trained 8,041 local people as volunteer TB carers in their own communities and reached 4.6 million people with life saving health education.
What can you do?
Take a step closer to a world free from TB. See our Get Involved pages.
Volunteer roles at Target TB
Photo Exhibition Coordinator, Collection Box Coordinator, Communication Volunteer and Community Fundraisers - join in and do good this year...