Cases of TB fall


It’s good news. For the first time, numbers of people suffering from TB have declined, said world Health Organization.

As per latest data released by World Health Organization, there is also a decline in global death rates. Still deficiency of funds can be a problem, especially with regards to Tuberculosis.

As per the general secretary, we can’t be complacent when it comes to disease.

In 2003, around 1.8 million people died from tuberculosis; the figure reduced to 1.4 million in 2010.

Challenges Ahead

Good progress was done by China, cited the organization.

“This is major progress. But it is no cause for complacency,” the UN Secretary-General said in a statement.

“Too many millions still develop TB each year, and too many die. I urge serious and sustained support for TB prevention and care, especially for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.”

Again, the funding issue seems to be a bigger problem. The organization warns a gap of around $1 billion for the year 2012.


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