"Missing millions" push on World TB Day

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A woman waits her turn to be screened for TB, Swaziland.
Credit: WHO/H.M. Dias

One third of the estimated 9 million people who get sick with tuberculosis each year do not receive care, according to the World Health Organization.

WHO says those who are "missed" by health systems often live in the world's poorest, most vulnerable communities or are among marginalized populations such as migrants, refugees, prisoners, indigenous populations or drug users.

Tuberculosis or TB is curable, but current efforts to find, treat and cure everyone who gets the disease are falling short.

Patrick Maigua spoke to Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of the Global TB programme at WHO for World Tuberculosis Day, observed 24 March.

Duration: 3’18″

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