The World Health Organization’s Global Tuberculosis Control Report 2010 demonstrates the progress being made in combating the tuberculosis epidemic, including a 35 percent decline in tuberculosis-related deaths since 1990.

The report, released on 11 November 2010, contains the very latest data on this contagious and airborne disease affecting mostly young adults in their most productive years. For the first time, this annual report also includes online profiles from 212 countries and territories.

“The findings in the Global Tuberculosis Control 2010 publication confirm that when WHO’s best practices are put in place, and with the right amount of funding and commitments from governments, we can turn the tide on the TB epidemic,” said Dr. Mario Raviglione, Director of the WHO Stop TB Department.


1. World Health Organization. Global Tuberculosis Control Report 2010. Geneva, Switzerland: WHO, 2010. (free access)