“I remember that day very clearly because we did not celebrate Eid. We fled the village in our home in Myanmar just before the evening prayers. We left with no belongings, we only took the children. We did not even close the door of our house.”
The new WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2018 is a call to arms for the international community, coming one week before the first UN High Level Meeting on TB, the Global Fund said. Of all the world’s infectious diseases, TB is the leading killer. Approximately 10 million people fell ill with the disease in 2017, and 1.6 million of those died.