Friday, October 19, 2012

[EQ] WHO Global tuberculosis report 2012

Global tuberculosis report 2012

World Health Organization WHO - October 2012


Website: http://bit.ly/XxBHqU

Full report PDF [282p.] at: http://bit.ly/R8k4dT

This report provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and ļ¬nancing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional and country levels using data reported by 204 countries and territories that account for over 99% of the world's TB cases.

"……..17 October 2012 | Washington DC - An estimated 20 million people are alive today as a direct result of tuberculosis (TB) care and control, according to the WHO Global tuberculosis report 2012.

Data from 204 countries and territories

New data in the WHO Global tuberculosis report 2012 confirm that TB remains a major infectious killer today. The findings show:

·         a continued decline in the number of people falling ill from TB, but still an enormous global burden of 8.7 million new cases in 2011;

·         an estimated 1.4 million deaths from TB, including half a million women, underlining the disease as one of the world's top killers of women;

·         reduced rates of new disease and deaths in all of WHO's six regions, although the African and European Regions are not yet on track to achieve goals to halve 1990 levels of mortality by 2015;

·         a persistently slow progress in the MDR-TB response, with only 1 in 5 patients estimated to exist being diagnosed worldwide….."

Content:

Annex 1 Methods

Annex 2 Country profiles (22 high-burden countries)

Annex 3 Regional profiles

Annex 4 Global, regional and country-specific data for key indicators

Latest data and profiles for all countries

TB facts sheets
Frequently asked questions about case detection rates

 

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