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GENEVA, 24 March 2015 (UNAIDS)—On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, UNAIDS is calling for the scale-up of integrated HIV and TB services, particularly in the countries and regions most affected by the dual epidemics. Worldwide, 9 million people developed TB in 2013 and 1.5 million people still die of the disease every year. TB entrenches poverty in many countries, with annual income falling by an average of around 50% among affected families.
SAfAIDS Holds an Addressing HIV And Sexual Reproductive Health Burden in Prison Settings Regional Think Tank Consultative Meeting
Johannesburg: SAfAIDS will be conducting regional consultations on how to effectively address HIV and sexual reproductive health burdens in prison settings.
On World TB Day, 24 March, WHO is calling for new commitments and new action in the global fight against tuberculosis – one of the world’s top infectious killers. There has been tremendous progress in recent years, and the world is on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal of reversing the spread of TB by 2015. But this is not enough. In 2013, 9 million people fell ill with TB and 1.5 million died.
HARARE, 23 March 2015 (allAfrica) - Each year on March 24, WHO joins the rest of the international community to commemorate World TB Day. This year's theme "Gear Up to End TB" is a continuation of the call to reach the missing cases, most of who live in the world's poorest and most vulnerable communities, including those in the African Region.
KIGALI, 23 March 2015 (allAfrica) - Tomorrow, the World will mark the Tuberclosis (T.B) day. The day is used to build public awareness that TB remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries.
GENEVA, 22 March 2015 (WHO) - As countries mark World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, WHO is calling for “global solidarity and action” to support a new 20-year strategy, which aims to end the global tuberculosis epidemic.