WHO Reports Kingdom Of Eswatini Reduces TB Incidence By More Than Half

WHO: Hope restored in the Kingdom of Eswatini as tuberculosis incidence reduced by more than half
“…Once labeled the country with the world’s highest TB incidence, the Kingdom [of Eswatini] has turned the tide and reduced the scourge by more than half. … In 2011, the Government of Eswatini declared TB a national emergency, paving way for an accelerated emergency response that included creating awareness about the disease, prevention, quick diagnosis, effective treatment, patient support, and follow-up. … After all the interventions, hope replaced the scourge in the Kingdom. Incidence was reduced to around 300 cases per 100,000 population in 2017, from the 1,250 it had been in 2009…” (10/16).

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