Addressing gender barriers to TB prevention, diagnosis, and treatment
Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death among people with infectious diseases each year. More men than women are diagnosed with and die from TB. At the same time, TB kills more women per year than all causes of maternal mortality combined. Based on both biological and social factors, men and women face different TB disease risks and burdens over the life cycle.
This overview document describes PATH’s gender-informed approaches to addressing the TB epidemic across a range of contexts by identifying and addressing gender-related barriers to TB prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, which is critical to program success.
Publication date: October 2020