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In 2019, TB remained the most common cause of death from a single infectious pathogen. Globally, an estimated 10.0 million people developed the TB disease in 2019. There were an estimated 1.2 million TB deaths among HIV-negative people and an additional 208, 000 deaths among people living with HIV. In 2020, COVID-19 dislodged TB as the top infectious disease causing mortality globally. Notably, global TB control efforts were not on track even before the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. This study highlights that the progress in achieving the United Nations (UN) General Assembly End TB targets remains slow, making it essential to ramp up TB services and address the underlying drivers of TB. It also emphasizes the need for national programs to include interventions for post-tuberculosis holistic wellbeing and a focus on development of new vaccines for TB utilizing new technological methods. It could be useful for policy makers. Click here to access the study.