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Improved Diagnostics Fail to Halt the Rise of Tuberculosis

Friday, November 17, 2017 -- A close-up image of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the pathogen responsible for TB.

Tuberculosis Susceptibility Has Genetic Basis

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- Researchers are gaining a greater understanding of the role that human genetics plays in determining who contracts tuberculosis as well as how severely it impacts its victims.

[Comment] Advancing political will to end the tuberculosis epidemic

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -- WHO's End TB Strategy1 and the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)2 share a common aim of bringing the global tuberculosis epidemic under control by 2035. Achieving the 2015 UN mandate to address the tuberculosis epidemic (SDG3, target 3)2 will also help advance other goals, since tuberculosis is both a driver and a consequence of poverty. A renewed and increased political commitment is required to accelerate progress towards achieving specific tuberculosis control targets. Through the new lens of the SDGs, the End TB Strategy focuses on putting patients and communities at the heart of the global tuberculosis response, aiming to reduce the number of tuberculosis deaths by 90% by 2030.