Items tagged with TB epidemiology

ECDC and WHO Regional Office for Europe TB fact sheet 2018 (post)

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe released a fact sheet, providing basic information on TB in the WHO European Region ahead of the UN High-Level Meeting on TB to be held on 26 September.

Namibia records 8,800 new TB infections in 2017 (post)

At least 700 deaths and 8,800 new tuberculosis (TB) related infections were recorded in Namibia in the year 2017, the Ministry of Health has reported.

South Africa battles drug-resistant TB (post with simple image)

South Africa is battling to reduce its cases of multidrug-resistant TB with the success rate for those on treatment at about 40 percent.

ECDC: Tuberculosis cases down by 6% but only 1 in 3 MDR TB patients finishes treatment successfully (post with simple image)

New surveillance data published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the WHO Regional Office for Europe ahead of World Tuberculosis Day.

TB still major health concern in Indonesia (post with simple image)

Yulinda Santosa was talking enthusiastically to some people in the room. She was eloquent, cheerful and seemed perfectly healthy. It’s hard to believe that until last year she was still suffering from a serious illness that nearly killed her and forced her to put her life on hold for years.

Fighting the white plague (post with simple image)

Today is World TB Day. More people die of tuberculosis in South Africa than from any other disease.

South Africans living longer but drug-resistant TB a threat (post with simple image)

Two government reports published in March show that the nation’s health is improving dramatically, but more people are getting sick from forms of tuberculosis that are difficult to treat.

MSF: Active Case Finding in Cambodia: Searching for TB one village at a time (post with simple image)

With the current health system in Cambodia at its limit, Médecins Sans Frontières has trialled an active case finding project that targets high-risk groups for tuberculosis.

Quantifying the tuberculosis disease burden in children (post with simple image)

A study estimates that 999 792 children developed TB in 2010, of whom 31 948 had MDR-TB. This value is nearly double the 530 000 paediatric cases estimated by WHO to have occurred in 2012.

Tuberculosis in Tajikistan: achievements, challenges and opportunities (post with simple image)

National and development partners, including the WHO Country Office and the Global Fund Portfolio Manager, met on 4 April 2014 in Tajikistan to discuss the sustainability of the national tuberculosis (TB) programme (NTP) and overall health system strengthening within the area of TB/multidrug-resistant TB (TB/MDR TB) control and prevention.  

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