TB ANYWHERE IS TB EVERYWHERE
Tuberculosis - Globally
10 million new TB cases every year
1.49 million annual TB deaths
1400 new TB diseases
1 million latent TB infections
70 million further people will be
pushed into extreme poverty
6 million more TB cases
1.4 million estimated TB deaths
due to COVID
TB anywhere is TB everywhere
If you thought Tuberculosis (TB) is the thing of the past then think again. Every 22 seconds someone dies due to TB in the world. TB kills more people than HIV, AIDS and Malaria combined.
TB diagnosis is not always straight forward. You can read Demi’s story to understand the delay TB patients have to undergo. Many countries still use 100-year-old techniques to diagnose TB.
While TB can be treated, the current treatment is long (6-8 months). We still use drugs that were discovered 50 years ago. There have been several new drugs introduced recently, but their current price and the volumes produced makes access to them challenging for many countries.
Treatment for drug-resistant form (when standard drugs are not effective) is even longer. Please read Paran’s story to know the challenges of treating drug-resistant TB.
So why is TB still so common and deadly? Tuberculosis has not received enough political and public attention resulting in very little public investment to find new diagnostics and drugs.
Please see the frequently asked questions if you want to know more about TB.
“We have known how to cure TB for more than 50 years. What we have lacked is the will and the resources to quickly diagnose people with TB and get them the treatment they need.”
– Nelson Mandela
Our campaign ask.
Increase funding for Tuberculosis
Increased funding for TB through the bilateral aid budget in 2020/21 to high-burden countries in our region.
Increased funding for TB R&D
Increased funding for TB research and development (R&D) to meet Australia’s ‘fair share’ target of 0.01% of it’s gross expenditure on R&D.
What can I do?
Write a letter to your MP
Let your MP know why you care about ending TB globally.
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TB survivor, from TB Proof, South Africa
Watch Ingrid share her vision of a world with out TB.
Dr Joyce Sauk
Watch Dr Joyce, a medical doctor and a TB survivor from PNG talks about the importance of Australian investment in Tuberculosis.
Grassroots Advocate for RESULTS Australia,
Australian Tuberculosis Caucus
The Australian TB Caucus (ATBC) is a key component of RESULTS work on TB.
The ATBC brings together Members of the House of Representatives and Senators with a keen interest in the issue of tuberculosis (TB) and how Australia can best secure support and expertise to contribute to the global eradication of the disease.