In October 2015, the World Health Organization reported that the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to halt and reverse TB incidence (MDG 6c) was achieved on a worldwide basis, in each of WHO’s six regions and in 16 of the WHO’s 22 high-burden countries. While this progress is commendable, recent evidence suggests the trend may be reversing.
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The World Health Organization says global TB cases are on the rise
The Wits Health Consortium has been approved as the principal recipient on a new, $30 million regional grant to address the growing problem of tuberculosis among Southern Africa’s miners.