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The Health Column with Mandy: Tuberculosis remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer

Each day, over 4000 people lose their lives to TB and close to 30 000 people fall ill with this preventable disease By Mandy Nyama Welcome to the MailOnline Health Column. In this week's edition I am going to talk about Tuberculosis (TB). Each year, the World commemorates World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic impact of TB, and to scale up efforts to end the global epidemic. Tuberculosis remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer. Each day, over 4000 people lose their lives to TB and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. Global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 58 million lives since the year 2000. In Zimbabwe it is estimated that about 30,000 people fall ill of TB each year and about 4,600 of these, die. The 2019 WHO Global TB report states that Zimbabwe is putting tremendous effort to End TB.

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