World TB Day E-News - Special Edition

Global Health News

March 2014

Jerome has multidrug-resistant TB, he has been undergoing treatment for over a month at the East Avenue Medical Center, Philippines.

Despite being curable, tuberculosis (TB) remains an enormous global public health issue. Of the nine million people a year who get sick with TB, a third of them are “missed” by public health systems. The majority of these 3 million are the most poor and vulnerable among our population.

USAID is working to control and prevent TB globally by scaling up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care so that progress continues and millions of lives are saved.

New Video

Screenshot of a video on zero deaths from TB.

We CAN have a world with zero TB deaths. Watch the animated video on TB and don’t forget to share and spread the word!

TB Day Resources

Towards Zero Deaths. For Zanele and Lilathi, the fight is not over. They will have to stick to their clinic .

Spotlight Event

Honoring Champions in the Global Fight against Tuberculosis - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

In recognition of World TB Day 2014, please join Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, USAID’s Assistant Administrator for Global Health, in honoring champions dedicated to creating a TB-free world.

Join the Conversation

Follow the World TB Day social media campaign and share the message with friends and family.

  • Follow @USAIDGH and retweet the message! Don’t forget to use the #WorldTBday hashtag.
  • Tomorrow from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm @USAIDGH will be live-tweeting at the Honoring Champions in the Global Fight against TB event. Use #TBChampion and #WorldTBDay to follow the conversation.

Tuberculosis in Prisons: A Growing Public Health Challenge

Over the last century, global control efforts have reduced the incidence of TB. However, TB in prisons remains a growing problem.

Working in close collaboration with national and international partners and stakeholders, USAID addresses the growing public health problem of TB in correctional settings by developing policy guidelines and recommendations, screening inmates, strengthening health services in prisons, improving infection control measures, and training staff.