World TB Day
TB Management

World TB Day 2021

The clock is ticking

International efforts have succeeded in slowing the COVID-19 epidemic – but responding to COVID-19 has also forced disruption of existing TB control programs around the globe.

It’s time for immediate action to stem the potential flood of TB – including a massive catch-up effort to actively diagnose, trace, treat and prevent the disease.

It’s time to test and treat TB

Tuberculosis is the world’s leading infectious disease killer, claiming 1.4 million lives in 2019. Yet TB is preventable and curable. Only by expanding testing for latent TB infection can we finally end the global TB epidemic.

  • Eradicating TB in hotspot regions
    TB is often relegated as a sickness of impoverished segments of the global population. But TB’s true impact is universal – affecting both rich and poor. Learn how activists and medical experts from TB hotspots are facing and overcoming the challenges of combatting TB.
  • Treating latent TB in rural China
    Every tenth tuberculosis infection worldwide occurs in China, making it the country with the third most cases globally. Dr. Gao Lei and his team are fighting to end TB at the source – examining 50,000 people each year in order to conquer the disease on the “front lines” of rural China.
    Treating latent TB in rural china
  • Battling tuberculosis in the time of COVID-19

    Dr. Alistair Story is putting TB back on the public healthcare radar by bringing testing to susceptible communities – knowing that a disruption in TB services caused by COVID-19 could have dire consequences.

    He’s shown that the COVID-19 outbreak can provide an opportunity to identify TB cases that would have otherwise gone undiagnosed.

  • Single visit TB testing to reduce COVID-19 exposure
    QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus offers accurate TB screening with only a single patient visit. Choosing QFT-Plus can reduce potential exposure to COVID-19, while delivering rapid and trustworthy test results.
    Single visit TB testing
  • Testing millions to stop tuberculosis migration
    In the Gulf region, labor migration is the main source of new TB cases. Currently, those who travel to the region for work are tested for active TB with routine X-ray examinations. However, this practice does not identify asymptomatic individuals infected with latent TB, who may develop the disease and risk infecting others. Learn how Dr. Eskild Petersen, a world-renowned TB expert, is spearheading the fight to end TB in the gulf.
  • Eradicating tuberculosis in hotspot regions
    Eradicating TB in hotspot regions
  • Treating latent TB in rural china
    Treating latent TB in rural China
  • Dr Alistair
    Battling tuberculosis in the time of COVID-19
  • Single visit TB testing
    Single visit TB testing to reduce COVID-19 exposure
  • Dr Eskild Petersen
    Testing millions to stop tuberculosis migration
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