Global Fund Announces Significant Progress Made In Finding ‘Missing’ TB Patients, Particularly In Asia
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Significant Progress Achieved Against TB in High-Burden Asian Countries
“Preliminary results from a joint initiative to find and treat [an] additional 1.5 million ‘missing’ tuberculosis patients by the end of 2019 show solid progress, with Asia driving the success. Six countries in Asia with the highest burdens of TB in the world have found an additional 450,000 cases of TB in the past year alone, and more than 840,000 additional patients compared with 2015. … ‘These results show what can be achieved if we put additional resources into the fight against TB,’ said Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund…” (2/7).