Tuberculosis is treatable

This short video highlights the importance of completing the full course of TB treatment to be able to recover from the infection.

Date issued: 28 May 2018 | Size/duration: 00:01:00

Despite being a curable disease tuberculosis remains one of the leading causes of death, worldwide. In 2016, there were an estimated 1.3 million TB deaths among HIV-negative people and an additional 374,000 deaths among HIV-positive people. Most deaths from TB could be prevented with early diagnosis and appropriate treatment (WHO World TB Report 2017). TB is curable if the treatment regimen is followed and completed.