Working to Support TB’s Youngest and Most Vulnerable

But TB is an airborne, bacterial illness and the risk of contracting it increases with crowded living conditions, malnutrition and other infections such as HIV. All of this is complicated by emerging drug-resistant forms of the disease which are costlier and more complicated to treat. While TB rates are falling around the world this is not happening as quickly as for other major illnesses, and the Asia-Pacific carries over 60% of the world’s TB burden.

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$100 Billion in IDA Funding a Great Opportunity to Reduce Poverty

The World Bank has identified a number of encouraging outcomes expected from the IDA pledge, including: providing health and nutrition services for up to 400 million people; access to improved water for up to 45 million people; safe childbirth for up to 11 million women; training for 9-10 million teachers and immunisation of 130-180 million children.

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