In 1993 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared TB a global public health emergency.
"About one third of the global population is infected with TB, with an estimated three million cases that remain undetected," said Haileyesus Getahun,coordinator of the WHO Stop TB Department.
According to WHO, in 2011, there were an estimated 8.7 million newly diagnosed TB cases, 13 percent of which were co-infected with HIV. There were an estimated 1.4 million TB-related deaths, including 430,000 deaths among people living with HIV (PLHIV). [Read More]