Global efforts needed to beat TB: WHO

Global TB Report 2016 by World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that spread of the disease is much faster than was estimated and global efforts to beat it need to be expedited.


Although the overall number of TB deaths continues to fall across the globe, new data has shown 50 percent more cases in India alone with the total number of cases worldwide increased from 9.6 million to 10.4 million.

Six countries – India, Indonesia, China, Nigeria, Pakistan and South Africa – account for 60 percent of the total number of people with TB.

The WHO views drug-resistant tuberculosis as a public health crisis that needs to be stopped by finding and treating the TB patients on urgent basis.

It has set goal to end the disease by 2030 with the cooperation of all countries across the world.