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Out of time: access to treatment for DR-TB

In 2014, 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis (TB), displacing HIV as the top infectious disease iller, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2015 Global Tuberculosis Report.

The latest figures for multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) were no less disturbing: only 26% of people estimated to have acquired MDR-TB in 2014 were diagnosed, and only 23% were put on treatment.