Tuberculosis (TB) treatment has saved the lives of more than 22 million people, according to the WHO "Global tuberculosis report 2013" published today. The report also reveals that the number of people ill with TB fell in 2012 to 8.6 million, with global TB deaths also decreasing to 1.3 million.
The purpose of this training program is to act as a mechanism to strengthen human-resource capacity in the Region of the Americas for the delivery of the technical assistance in tuberculosis to the Latin American countries. The training program is financed by the Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization