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TB To Cause Nearly $1T In Lost Economic Output By 2030 Unless More Action Taken To Treat, Prevent Disease, Report Warns

Devex: TB to cost world economy $1 trillion by 2030, warns report
“Tuberculosis will cost the world economy close to $1 trillion in lost economic output by 2030, unless countries step up efforts to fight the disease, according to a report launched today by the Global TB Caucus, a group of over 2,300 parliamentarians from 130 countries. The disease cost the world more than $600 billion from 2000 to 2015. The study launches ahead of the first World Health Organization Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB, which will take place in Moscow on November 16-17…” (Pallares, 11/14).

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