“While it was heartening that the world spent $726 million on TB research in 2016, which was a small increase over previous years, at least $2 billion is needed annually to stay on track with the global goal of ending TB by 2030.”
“This announcement is so important because better tools are urgently needed. Current methods of addressing TB mean we miss the global goal by 150 years. Globally, there were 10.4 million cases and 1.7 million deaths in 2016 while another 4.1 million people affected by TB are currently missed by health services,” adds Ms Nutt.
Can you name the world’s leading infectious disease killer?
What is the infectious disease that kills the most people? It also surpassed HIV & AIDS in 2016
by killing 1.7 million people and making 10.4 million people sick.
“The answer is tuberculosis (TB) which surprises most people. TB is a disease most Australians
don’t even realise still exists but it affects more people than HIV and malaria.” says Maree Nutt,
CEO of RESULTS Australia an anti-poverty non-profit that advocates on TB.
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