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#Tuberculosis kills 1.6 MILLION people each year.

Tuberculosis is:
-The world’s biggest infectious killer
-One of the world’s top ten causes of death
-The top cause of death among people living with HIV

It's time to #EndTB

It's time to #EndTB

It's time to #EndTB

The #UNGA High-Level meeting on the fight to #EndTB just started!
You can watch live here via @UNWebTV
"Our response to TB can expand access to medicines and drive progress towards Universal Health Coverage (HealthForAll) "- Deputy @UN Secretary-General @AminaJMohammed at the #UNGA High-level meeting to #EndTB
“Today is a historic day in our battle with an ancient disease. #Tuberculosis has plagued humanity for millennia. And it’s still with us. TB knows no borders. Everyone is at risk. But it thrives where there is poverty, malnutrition or conflict"—@DrTedros #UNGA meeting to #EndTB
“By the end of today, nearly 4400 people will have lost their lives to #tuberculosis – including more than 600 children”—@DrTedros at #UNGA #EndTB
"#AntimicrobialResistance is making a deadly enemy even more dangerous. More than half a million people fall ill with drug-resistant TB every year. Only 1 in 4 of them have access to treatment, and only half of those are treated successfully.”—@DrTedros at #UNGA #EndTB
"#TB doesn’t only destroy health; it also causes significant financial hardship for those it strikes. Enough is enough. It’s time to #EndTB”—@DrTedros at #UNGA
"It’s time to #EndTB. To do that, we must reach everyone with quality care. At the moment, millions of people are being left behind”—@DrTedros at #UNGA
We launched a new initiative to find and treat all 40 million people who need care by 2022. We are asking all political leaders to commit to becoming “40 Million Champions” to help us reach that goal"—@DrTedros at #UNGA #EndTB
"Together, we are committing to:
-Treat 40 million people with #TB in the next 5 years
-Provide 30 million people with treatment to prevent TB
-Reach the most vulnerable and marginalized populations first, not last"—@DrTedros at #UNGA
"Together, we are committing to:
-Fight stigma & discrimination, protect & promote human rights
-Overcome the global health crisis of drug resistance
-Invest $2 billion a year in R&D
-Mobilize $13 billion a year to translate plans into results"—@DrTedros at #UNGA
"Together, we are also committing to hold each other accountable for those results. These are bold promises. To keep them, partnership is vital. None of us can do it alone. WHO is committed to working with every country, every partner & every community to #EndTB"—@DrTedros #UNGA
"#TB is a fearsome disease, but there are many others. The best way to protect the people we serve from all threats is to invest in stronger health systems built on #PrimaryHealthCare"—@DrTedros at #UNGA #EndTB
World leaders commit to bold targets and urgent action to #EndTB

It's time to #EndTB

It's time to #EndTB

It's time to #EndTB

“We have before us the opportunity for a clear win:
-Save the lives of millions
-Preserve billions in resources
-Demonstrate the success of the @GlobalGoalsUN
-Reaffirm the utility, efficacy & necessity of multilateralism & the @UN"—H.E. Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garcés @UN_PGA
These are the 5 key facts you must know about #tuberculosis.

It's time to #EndTB!
It's time to #EndTB!
It's time to #EndTB!

Underreporting & under-diagnosis of #TB cases remains a major challenge.
Of the 10m people who fell ill with TB in 2017, only 6.4m were officially recorded by national reporting systems, leaving an estimated 3.6m people undiagnosed, or detected but not reported #EndTB
Did you know that despite being curable and preventable #tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide?

It's time to #EndTB!
It's time to #EndTB!
It's time to #EndTB!

WHO strongly recommends preventive treatment for people living with HIV, and children under 5 years living in households with #tuberculosis
#Tuberculosis is spread from person to person through the air. When people with lung #TB cough, sneeze or spit, they propel the TB germs into the air. A person needs to inhale only a few of these germs to become infected.

It's time to #EndTB! #UNGA
If you have a cough for 2 weeks or more, consult your doctor or healthcare provider. It could be #tuberculosis.

#TB is preventable and curable disease.

It's time to #EndTB! #UNGA
More than 7 out of 10 children under five in #TB households do not have access to preventive therapy.

It's time to #EndTB!

It's time to #EndTB!

It's time to #EndTB!

It's time to #EndTB!

It's time to #EndTB!

DYK: Over half of the children with #tuberculosis miss out on access to life-saving care.

It's time to #EndTB!

It's time to #EndTB!

It's time to #EndTB!

It's time to #EndTB!

It's time to #EndTB!

Today is a landmark in the long war on #tuberculosis.

It's time to act.

It's time to deliver.

It's time to #EndTB!


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