U.S. Government Roles in Control of Global Tuberculosis: Opportunities for Strengthening Program Effectiveness

Phillip Nieburg, Audrey Jackson

Over the first 15 years of this century, as efforts against the “big three” global infectious diseases — HIV, malaria and tuberculosis — accelerated, the numbers of new HIV infections dropped by 32 percent, and the number of deaths caused by the virus declined by 31 percent. Malaria infections dropped by 18 percent, and deaths from that disease went down by 48 percent. Efforts to control tuberculosis were not nearly as successful, this report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies notes, with new cases globally dropping by about 1 percent, and deaths — not counting the numbers of tuberculosis-related deaths among people with HIV — falling by 22 percent.

December 1, 2016
Year of publication
2016
Tags
infectious diseases, HIV, malaria, TB, tuberculosis, treatment resistance, drug resistance, multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB), HIV prevention, treatment

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