|Reports & Publications - Annual Report 2001
Tuberculosis: "Thinking Globally
- Tuberculosis kills more youth and adults than any other infectious disease in the world today.
- It is a bigger killer than malaria and AIDS combined. Tuberculosis kills more women than all the combined causes of maternal mortality.
- Tuberculosis kills 100,000 children each year.
- In 1993, World Health Organizations declared Tuberculosis a global emergency.
- W.H.O. estimated that between 1999 and 2020:
- Nearly one billion more people will be newly infected.
- Two hundred million people will get sick.
- Seventy million will die from Tuberculosis.
Role of Public Health
- Setting goals and objectives
- Program planning, implementation and evaluation
- Analysis of surveillance data
- Case finding, case management, contact tracing
- Medical surveillance for inactive pulmonary tuberculosis recently arrived immigrants and refugees.
- Drug supplies
- Monitoring systems
- Direct observed treatment