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[Comment] Advancing global tuberculosis control after the UNGA-HLM

Data from WHO’s Global Tuberculosis Report 20181 indicate that global efforts to control tuberculosis are not on target to achieve the goals of the WHO Strategy to end the global tuberculosis epidemic by 2030.2 According to the WHO report,1 in 2017 an estimated 10 million people (5·8 million men, 3·2 million women, and 1 million children) developed tuberculosis and 4 million people with tuberculosis remained undiagnosed and untreated. Two-thirds of this global tuberculosis case burden of 10 million cases was in eight countries: India (27%), China (9%), Indonesia (8%), the Philippines (6%), Pakistan (5%), Nigeria (4%), Bangladesh (4%), and South Africa (3%).

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