What Will It Take to End TB?

Seed Global HealthBlog, Community Health, UHC

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a leading cause of death worldwide, with a disproportionate impact on the global south. The infectious bacterial disease is not only treatable but also curable and preventable: an estimated 54 million lives were saved through TB diagnosis and treatment between 2000 and 2017. Each year, World TB Day is recognized on March 24th to raise awareness about the disease, its impact on communities across the globe and efforts to eliminate it. The theme this year is It’s Time—to test and treat latent TB infection; to strengthen TB education and awareness among healthcare providers; to speak up; to end stigma; and to end TB. To learn about what it will take to end TB, we talked to our Director of Pediatric Nursing, and former Seed Nurse Educator, Dr. Brittney van de Water, who is currently a … Read More