World Health Organization Warns Tuberculosis Is Not Under Control

Tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide, responsible for more deaths than HIV and malaria.

The World Health Organization says global governments are not on track to meet their goals for reducing tuberculosis deaths and infections.

At the World Health Assembly in 2014, leaders from around the world agreed to the twin goals of reducing deaths from the respiratory infection by 90 percent and cases by 80 percent by 2030, compared to 2015 levels.

But in a report released Thursday, the WHO announced the number of reported cases actually grew between 2013 and 2015.

Image: Two doctors in Kabul. UN Photo/Fardin Waezi.

read the full story
Loading Loading More Articles ...