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WHO: A World Free of Tuberculosis

According to this site from the World Health Organization (WHO), the work completed on tuberculosis between the years 2000 and 2014 has saved over 43 million lives. In fact, TB mortality has been halved since the year 1990. On this site, readers will find reports on the WHO's Global Action Framework for TB Research, as well as the post-2015 strategy to end TB. The expansive Areas of Work section...
World Health Organization (WHO) Report on the Tuberculosis Epidemic 1997: Use DOTS more widely!

At the heart of this new World Health Organization report is the advocacy of DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment, Short-course) as a strategy for "reversing the course of a frightening global TB epidemic." It contains a listing of the benefits of DOTS, the elements of the DOTS strategy, and information on the thirteen countries (containing 75% of the world's TB cases) that "will largely determine...