Today is the “International Tuberculosis Day” and in the light of that event we as a website about health and healthy foods and habits decided to dedicate a post to this day, and to the people fighting against this gruesome disease. So in this post we are going to give you a few facts about tuberculosis and in the end we are going to give a shout out to the organization trying to help people fighting this disease.
6 Facts About Tuberculosis:
The TB is treatable and preventable, yet it manages to kill three people each minute around the world.
TB is the World’s leading infectious disease killer. With more annual deaths than AIDS or Malaria!
TB doesn’t discriminate it is transmitted through air and can affect anyone. Low income countries are disproportionally affected by it.
More women die of TB every year than of all causes of maternal mortality combined. Pregnant women living with TB are more likely to have premature babies, and their babies are more likely to die within few weeks after birth.
Less then 1/4 of the people who developed MDR-TB in 2014 were started on the appropriate treatment and only 50% of them started on MDR-TB treatment were cured.
Between 2000 and 2014, 43 million lives were saved through diagnosis and treatment, yet a current rate of decline of 1,5% per year, we will not end TB until 2030.
There you go as promised 6 facts on tuberculosis you didn’t know. Thanks for reading this article, share it to raise awareness for TB. And now the link where you can donate to the organisation fighting against tuberculosis: secure.globalproblems-globalsolutions.org/