Tuberculosis Is A Threat To National Development
On World TB Day, marked every year on 24th March, the World Health Organization called for national and regional solidarity on the fight against TB, calling it a threat of national development in the South-East Asia Region. This Region continues to be a global TB hot spot. With 25% of the world's population, the Region is home to the largest numbers of TB patients anywhere in the world. TB continues to claim the lives of over half a million people in the Region every year, that is, one person dies from TB every minute.