1.4 Million People Missed TB Treatment And Care In 2020 Due To COVID-19

AN estimated 1.4 million fewer people received care for tuberculosis (TB) in 2020 than in 2019, according to preliminary data compiled by the World Health Organization (WHO) from over 80 countries- a reduction of 21% from 2019. . HealthTimes Reporter The countries with the biggest relative gaps were Indonesia (42%), South Africa (41%), Philippines (37%) and India (25%) The effects of COVID-19 go far beyond the death and disease caused by the virus itself. The disruption to essential services for people with TB is just one tragic example of the…

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WHO Director Tells Tanzania To Share covid-19 Data

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) director,  Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu has implored the Tanzanian government to be transparent and start reporting COVID-19 data as as to enable the global health body to make informed decisions with regards to the situation in the country. Staff Reporter The call follows indications that the Tanzanian government was suppressing COVID-19 and information since March 2020 while the virus has been decimating the country’s population behind the scenes. We extend our condolences to our Tanzanian sisters and brothers on the recent passing of a senior…

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