Africa lags behind in cutting TB deaths

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For the first time in over a decade, there has been a fall in the number of tuberculosis or TB infections and deaths, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO says the world is on track to achieve the goal of cutting the number of people who die from tuberculosis or TB by 50 per cent by 2015.

However, Africa is still lagging behind because of the increase in HIV and AIDS cases which leave people vulnerable to contracting tuberculosis.

The Director of the Stop TB Department, Dr. Mario Raviglione spoke to Jocelyne Sambira about how the infection remains a major killer in Africa and why.

Duration: 2’27″

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