TB kills 1.5 million men, women and children every year – needlessly, because TB is preventable and curable. 95% of all TB cases are in the developing world.People living in poverty are dying for the want of some basic healthcare and education that we often take for granted. We think this is unacceptable.
TB kills as many people as HIV/AIDS (about 4,500 per day), and double that of malaria, yet lacks sufficient funding and prioritisation by donors and policy makers.
TB/HIV co-infection and drug resistance are increasingly posing difficult challenges to tackling TB around the world today. Other factors continuing to challenge the global fight against TB include ineffective vaccines, outdated diagnostic tools and treatment, and poorly resourced National TB Programmes.
A global effort
Target TB is a member of:
- Global Stop TB Partnership
- UK Coalition to Stop TB
- UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development
- Our work is aligned with the Global Plan to Stop TB
- We work toward achieving the targets set out in the Millennium Development Goals