Lira District, Uganda...A group of local women and their babies get a vaccine for TB, Polio and Hepatitis B and other life threatening diseases ..Tuberculosis (TB) is a top infectious disease killer worldwide..In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB
Lira District, Uganda...A group of local women and their babies get a vaccine for TB, Polio and Hepatitis B and other life threatening diseases ..Tuberculosis (TB) is a top infectious disease killer worldwide..In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB
Lira District, Uganda...A group of local women and their babies get a vaccine for TB, Polio and Hepatitis B and other life threatening diseases ..Tuberculosis (TB) is a top infectious disease killer worldwide..In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB
Lira District, Uganda...A group of local women and their babies get a vaccine for TB, Polio and Hepatitis B and other life threatening diseases ..Tuberculosis (TB) is a top infectious disease killer worldwide..In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB
Lira District, Uganda...A group of local women and their babies get a vaccine for TB, Polio and Hepatitis B and other life threatening diseases ..Tuberculosis (TB) is a top infectious disease killer worldwide..In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB
Lira District, Uganda...A group of local women and their babies get a vaccine for TB, Polio and Hepatitis B and other life threatening diseases ..Tuberculosis (TB) is a top infectious disease killer worldwide..In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB
Lira District, Uganda...A group of local women and their babies get a vaccine for TB, Polio and Hepatitis B and other life threatening diseases ..Tuberculosis (TB) is a top infectious disease killer worldwide..In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB
Lira District, Uganda...A group of local women and their babies get a vaccine for TB, Polio and Hepatitis B and other life threatening diseases ..Tuberculosis (TB) is a top infectious disease killer worldwide..In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB
Lira District, Uganda...A group of local women and their babies get a vaccine for TB, Polio and Hepatitis B and other life threatening diseases ..Tuberculosis (TB) is a top infectious disease killer worldwide..In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB
Lira District, Uganda...A group of local women and their babies get a vaccine for TB, Polio and Hepatitis B and other life threatening diseases ..Tuberculosis (TB) is a top infectious disease killer worldwide..In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB
Lira District, Uganda...A group of local women and their babies get a vaccine for TB, Polio and Hepatitis B and other life threatening diseases ..Tuberculosis (TB) is a top infectious disease killer worldwide..In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB
Lira District, Uganda...A group of local women and their babies get a vaccine for TB, Polio and Hepatitis B and other life threatening diseases ..Tuberculosis (TB) is a top infectious disease killer worldwide..In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB
Lira District, Uganda...A group of local women and their babies get a vaccine for TB, Polio and Hepatitis B and other life threatening diseases ..Tuberculosis (TB) is a top infectious disease killer worldwide..In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB
Lira District, Uganda...A group of local women and their babies get a vaccine for TB, Polio and Hepatitis B and other life threatening diseases ..Tuberculosis (TB) is a top infectious disease killer worldwide..In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB
Lira District, Uganda...A group of local women and their babies get a vaccine for TB, Polio and Hepatitis B and other life threatening diseases ..Tuberculosis (TB) is a top infectious disease killer worldwide..In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB
Lira District, Uganda...A group of local women and their babies get a vaccine for TB, Polio and Hepatitis B and other life threatening diseases ..Tuberculosis (TB) is a top infectious disease killer worldwide..In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB
Lira District, Uganda...A group of local women and their babies get a vaccine for TB, Polio and Hepatitis B and other life threatening diseases ..Tuberculosis (TB) is a top infectious disease killer worldwide..In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB
Lira District, Uganda...A group of local women and their babies get a vaccine for TB, Polio and Hepatitis B and other life threatening diseases ..Tuberculosis (TB) is a top infectious disease killer worldwide..In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB

Tuberculosis (TB) is a top infectious disease killer worldwide.

In 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with TB and 1.5 million died from the disease.

Over 95% of TB deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, and it is among the top 5 causes of death for women aged 15 to 44.

Every day, up to 200 children die from TB – a preventable and curable disease. Over half a million children fall ill with TB each year and struggle with treatment that is not child friendly. TB in children is often missed or overlooked due to non-specific symptoms and difficulties in diagnosis. This has made it difficult to assess the actual magnitude of the childhood TB epidemic, which my be higher than currently estimated. There is an urgent need for public attention, prioritisation, commitment and funding for this disease that today should never take the life of a child.

The BCG vaccine protects against tuberculosis, which is also known as TB.

TB is a serious infection which affects the lungs and sometimes other parts of the body, such as the bones, joints and kidneys. It can also cause meningitis.

There are two types of vaccine that protect against polio: inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) and oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV). IPV is given as an injection in the leg or arm, depending on the patient's age. Polio vaccine may be given at the same time as other vaccines. Most people should get polio vaccine when they are children.

(souce WHO)

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