Tuberculosis Disease: Although there has been a small advance, it is not enough to end this disease in 2030
Tuberculosis is a disease that has a cure. However, today there are still many deaths because of them. It should be noted that this is produced by the bacillus of Koch. This is a bacterium that carries a quarter of citizens worldwide. However, only between 5 and 10% develop it to the point that it becomes the ailment. It is important to know that tuberculosis caused 1.5 million deaths in 2018.
Tuberculosis caused 1.5 million deaths in 2018, according to WHO
The World Health Organization ( WHO ) recently reported that tuberculosis caused 1.5 million deaths last year. This figure represents about 100,000 deaths less than in 2017. Although the number of deaths is lower, it is not enough to put an end to the pandemic in the year 2030 as they had foreseen in the Sustainable Development Goals.
One of the biggest complications that occur at the end of this disease is the diagnosis. And it is that a third of the patients do not know that they are, which causes the bacteria to spread, in addition to not being treated properly.
Tereza Kasaeva, director of the WHO Tuberculosis program, said in the report that “there are still around three million people who did not receive quality care. There has been an expansion of preventive access, but the numbers reached still fall short to provide preventive treatment to at least 30 million people between 2018 and 2020. ”
It should be noted that the numbers are not drawn randomly. These are calculated to be able to reduce deaths due to tuberculosis up to 90% in 2030, as well as reduce cases by 80%.
It should be borne in mind that several physicians who study this disease have shown the low investment made for the investigation of tuberculosis. They have also demanded that more efforts be made in prevention.
According to the WHO estimate, 5,000 million more dollars per year is needed than is currently invested.
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