Tuberculosis, or TB, is still one of the major causes of preventable death in the world. TB is an infectious disease caused by TB bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) and most often affects the lungs. TB infection can cause serious damage to the lungs and other organs.
Read more about tuberculosis, Signs and symptoms, and Latent TB infection
TB is the deadliest infectious diseases in the world. In 2015, an estimated 10.4 million people fell ill with TB and 1.8 million died from TB disease. Read more about tuberculosis,Read more about the TB epidemic, and the world’s response
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation's work is rooted in integrated, patient-centered care and prevention under the global END TB Strategy, as well as building on the principles of the preceding global strategy: the Stop TB Strategy (2006-2015), which incorporated the DOTS strategy and encompassed the full range of specialist areas. Read more about Saving lives: the END TB Strategy, and KNCV’s response to the TB epidemic
This is KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation in key figures 2015.