by Annabel Baddeley, Anna Dean, Hannah Monica Dias et al.
World Health Organization, 2013
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global health problem. In 2012, an estimated 8.6 million people developed TB and 1.3 million died from the disease (including 320 000 deaths among HIV-positive people). The number of TB deaths is unacceptably large given that most are preventable. Two years ahead of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline, the ‘Global Tuberculosis Report 2013’ and accompanying supplement ‘Countdown to 2015’ assess progress towards the 2015 targets and the top priority actions needed to achieve and/or move beyond them.