DISEASE BURDEN

We need to look harder for TB in Africa

In Summary
  • Given how contagious TB is, we need to find and treat many more people
  • It is a disease that strikes impoverished communities the hardest, and those same communities can be hard to reach with healthcare services

Before Covid-19 came along, tuberculosis was a primary focus of health authorities in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2019, approximately 1.4 million people were diagnosed with TB in the region, but ...

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