The MSF Access Campaign’s Out of Step report series reports on gaps in implementation of WHO guidelines and policies that are proven to reduce TB incidence and death and to monitor progress towards ending TB.
Tuberculosis (TB) is the world’s deadliest infectious disease and kills 1.4 million people a year. The latest diagnostic tests can rapidly and accurately diagnose TB. New medicines can help prevent and cure TB.
Yet people are still dying from a disease that's been curable for decades. While the world mobilizes to fight COVID-19, governments have an opportunity to scale up their TB response. COVID-19 is exacerbating inequalities, making it even more important to reach people with life-saving TB prevention and treatment.