WHO calls for concerted efforts in the fight against Tuberculosis (TB)

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United Nations World Health Organization has called for global efforts in the fight against Tuberculosis disease for better health care.

WHO officials made these remarks on Monday 24th of March 2014 as the Gambia joins the rest of the World to commemorate world Tuberculosis day on the theme reach the three million TB test treatment and cure for all.

TB remains a huge global public health problem and the day is set aside to observe globally and to raise public awareness about the disease as well as give TB prevention and control in order to give the disease the attention it  deserves. This year’s theme seeks to accelerate progress towards zero tolerance infection, suffering and stigma.

WHO regional director Dr Luis Gomez Sambou expressed appreciation for the gains made in the fight against TB. The statement delivered on his behalf by WHO country representative in the Gambia Dr Charles Sagoe Moses said more emphases and concerted effort is needed to fight against the disease. There is no room for complacency and countries should intensify their efforts to combat HIV which has contributed to the TB epidemic he further lamented.

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