Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Home Health WHO calls for a last effort to end tuberculosis, the most lethal...

WHO calls for a last effort to end tuberculosis, the most lethal infectious disease in the world

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on the international community to make a final effort to end the scourge of tuberculosis, which today remains the most lethal infectious disease in the world; one that is charged each year the lives of 4,500 people, remembered this Sunday that the world day against this condition is celebrated.

The WHO recalls that, over the last 20 years, global efforts to combat a "preventable and curable" disease have saved 54 million lives and reduced the death rate to 42 percent. So, "this year's message is that 'it's time to end this'", said the CEO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. "You have to find all cases, treat all cases and end all cases," he has sentenced.

To further accelerate the global response, the Heads of State and Government showed in September last year, at the first high-level meeting held at the United Nations on tuberculosis, their "firm commitment" to end the disease, a commitment that "must be translated urgently into practical actions", the general director added.

To contribute to this work, the WHO published last week a new regulation to adjust the response against the disease, actions that "can accelerate" the prevention and treatment of a condition.

The UN agencies also want to highlight the populations at risk, especially those affected by HIV – it is the main cause of death among people with immunodeficiency virus – and immigrants.

"Many work in dangerous and difficult jobs and live in homes that do not meet the standards, others can be detained in overcrowded detention centers or live in refugee or IDP camps," says the International Organization for Migration.

"Migrants face language, administrative and cultural barriers to accessing health services and are often excluded from social protection programs and universal health coverage, as a result, those who pay out of pocket for health services they can end up with catastrophic health expenses and inferior quality care, "he adds.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Must Read

Elton Musk says Tesla wants to develop an 'electric leaf blower'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is planning to develop a new creation - only this time, it will not be rolling on four...

Japan releases an epic video of the seconds before its spaceship bombards an asteroid

We now know what it looks like when a spaceship bombards an asteroid with a bomb.In early April, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)...

At least 156 people in 10 states became infected with E. coli related to ground beef, says CDC

ATLANTA - Investigators believe beef may be responsible for 156 people in 10 states that have signed up with E. coli since March 1,...

Leaked press photos of the huge Samsung revelation Galaxy View 2

Samsung's SamMobile website on Monday captured images of what it said was the second generation of the Korean company Galaxy View, which launched...

What is the ideal breakfast for a child? – The Parisian

What is the ideal breakfast for a child? The ParisianChildren who go to school hungry will receive a snack in September. A necessity at...