Tuberculosis kills one person every 18 seconds.

About the campaign

Tuberculosis, the world’s deadliest infectious disease, kills 1.8 million people a year.

These deaths are preventable. The latest diagnostic tests can quickly and accurately diagnose TB. New medicines have revolutionised treatment.

So why are people still dying? The 2017 Out of Step report by Stop TB Partnership and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) surveyed 29 countries and found that many are using outdated and ineffective policies, practices and tools for diagnosing and treating TB.

The #StepUpforTB campaign is calling upon governments to urgently update their key practices in line with the World Health Organization’s latest guidelines by World TB Day 2018.

The clock is ticking. You can help.

Sign our letter asking these 29 governments to #StepUpforTB.

Download the Out of Step report to see the full results.

Download a map of key indicators in the 29 countries surveyed.

Take further action with our activist toolkit 



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