The augmenting rates of mortality and morbidity due to tuberculosis clearly depicts a poor handling by the global governments. In the recent report of the World Health Organization, an increase in the number of tuberculosis cases between 2013 and 2015 is evidently brought out. Around 10.4 million new cases were detected in the year 2015. Combating tuberculosis has again become a universal problem. Tuberculosis results in high mortality rates when compared to HIV and malaria. It is one among the top ten diseases that results in death across the world. This necessitates a massive effort across boundaries in order to keep this deadly epidemic under control.
Senior medical coordinator, Greg Elder, expresses his shock towards the colossal growth of tuberculosis cases. He also adds that if tuberculosis is not treated at the right time it can become a deadly threat to the entire world. The director general of World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan says that we have to undergo an uphill battle to reduce the incidence of tuberculosis. The director of the World Health Organization Global TB Program, Dr. Mario Raviglione proclaims the need for more money for early screening and treatment of tuberculosis. As per the official reports, underdeveloped countries are in need of more financial help to combat tuberculosis.
The reports from World Health Organization reveals a shocking funding gap towards the low-income countries. If the fund levels are not raised for the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis infections, the morbidity and mortality rates can grow even higher. International donations are the prime contributing factor to the majority of the funds generated for combating tuberculosis. As per the reports of Kaiser Family Foundation, the United States has always been the largest donor to the international funds. The U.S. has also pledged more billions for the next three decades to combat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. With an improvement in funding, the control of this deadly epidemic remains possible.
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