On March 24, World TB Day 2014, PATH joins global health leaders and partners around the world in encouraging work to ensure that everyone with tuberculosis (TB)–including the estimated 3 million people whose illnesses remain undetected–has access to high-quality care, including diagnosis, treatment, and cure.
Of the estimated 8.6 million people who developed TB in 2012, the latest year for which statistics are available, nearly a third were missed by national notification systems. TB, a curable disease that has infected one-third of the world's population, killed an estimated 1.3 million people in 2012. Drug-resistant TB cases are also increasing.
With funding from the US Agency for International Development, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other donors, PATH is working with countries around the world to implement high-quality TB control programs. We use the information we've gained in our work to inform global policies and enhance global partnerships. To fight TB, we: