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Global tuberculosis control 2009 - epidemiology, strategy, financing.

Publication year: 
2009
Corporate author: 
World Health Organisation (WHO)
Publication details: 
Switzerland, WHO, 2009
Abstract:

This report is the 13th annual report on global control of tuberculosis (TB) published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in a series that started in 1997. Its main purpose is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in controlling the disease at global, regional and country levels, in the context of global targets set for 2015. Results are
based primarily on data reported to WHO via its standard TB data collection form in 2008 and on the data that were collected every year from 1996 to 2007. The
196 countries and territories that reported data in 2008 account for 99.6% of the world’s estimated number of TB cases and 99.7% of the world’s population.