World Tuberculosis Day 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on the fight against tuberculosis (TB), reversing years of progress in providing essential TB services and in reducing the TB disease burden. In 2020, TB deaths rose for the first time in more than a decade, fueled by a surge in the number of undiagnosed and treated cases. 

However, the global response to COVID-19 is proof that we can fight both diseases at the same time. Community health workers, laboratories, diagnostic equipment, disease surveillance systems and other investments in the fight against TB are playing a pivotal role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now is the time to work together to get back on track to end TB as an epidemic and make the world a safer place from infectious disease. Now is the time to fight for what counts.