You probably don’t know that much of the world is adversely affected by the age-old infectious disease, tuberculosis. In fact, it is the second largest killer of adults behind HIV/AIDS and based on data from the Stop Tuberculosis Partnership most children do not get diagnosed with TB because of lack of access to health care. 200 children die each day from tuberculosis.
According to the UN, 1.4 million people died from TB in 2010. United Nation’s Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, said, “I call for intensified global solidarity to ensure that all people are free from fear of tuberculosis and its devastating effects,” Mr. Ban said in his message for the Day. “Let us vow to end the neglect of TB and to end deaths from this disease in our lifetime.”