Tuberculosis deaths have decreased by 14% in five years, according to a new report. This has saved 60 million lives in the past two decades. The UN agency in charge of international public health projects hundreds of thousands of people recovering from tuberculosis and avoiding the disease.
The treatment of tuberculosis has prevented the deaths of about 60 million people since 2000, this disease has been treated with the right medicine. According to the summary of the report, all Member States of Who and the UN dedicated themselves to ending the tuberculosis epidemic. This is to be achieved through the adoption of UN Sustainable Development Goals and WHO’s End TB Strategy.
With 10 years left and 5 years gone, what is the result of the End TB Strategy? For the past five years, the global incidence of Tuberculosis has reduced by 9%. This wasn’t restricted to wealthy nations in places like Europe.
This decline in the cases of TB also happened among some poorer regions in the world like Eats Africa and sub-Saharan with countries like Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Namibia, Ethiopia, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe contributing to a 16% reduced total continental case rate.
The cumulative total of tuberculosis deaths in the world has also reduced by 14% for the past five years. Europe’s TB death rate also declined by 13% during this period due to its strong economies and access to improved medical care. Africa has been able to make good progress by experiencing a decline in TB death cases, even with fewer resources.
At the end of 2019, global indicators for reductions in TB disease burden improved access to TB prevention and care, and increased financing were all moving in the right direction.The report