As a disease of poverty, tuberculosis (TB) is claiming 1.6 million lives each year in lower-income countries throughout our region and the world. Given Results’ overarching mission to end global poverty, and our experience and reputation for impactful global health advocacy, TB is a natural focal point for our campaigning activities.
TB is one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases, often devastating poor and marginalized communities. It is an airborne disease caused by bacteria that primarily affects the lungs and has plagued humanity for millenia. Over the past two centuries, TB has killed more than one billion people. Remarkably, we can end TB within a decade. To do this, we must support countries to diagnose and treat the disease effectively.