This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
Provisional data compiled by the World Health Organization (WHO) from 84 countries indicates that an estimated 1.4 million fewer people received care for tuberculosis (TB) in 2020 than in 2019 - a reduction of 21% from 2019. WHO estimates that these COVID-19 related disruptions in access to TB care could cause an additional half a million TB deaths. TB remains one of the world’s top infectious killers. Since early 2020, when the COVID outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the WHO Global TB Programme with Regional and Country Offices has been undertaking real-time monitoring of the pandemic including its impact on TB notifications and service delivery. This document makes recommendations for action needed to accelerate progress towards TB targets. It is a useful resource for policy makers. Click here to read the report.