Research published in 2007: "Global TB Report Card for 22 TB High Burden Countries"; "An Inadequate Response: More Than Two Decades of Complacency in Addressing the TB/HIV Co-epidemic"; "The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR): Achieving Impact Through Scale Up of TB-HIV Activities"; "1,000 Deaths a Day: The Unbearable Cost of TB in India"; and "Scaling Up the UK’s Response to the Global TB Epidemic: An Agenda For Action"
This report card looks at the 22 countries which are home to over 80% of the world's TB cases, and shows the 15% increase since 2002 in curing infectious TB cases. It also shows the dangerous rise of drug-resistant TB that may threaten this progress.
This report card shows the 2006 UNAIDS estimated prevalence of HIV in the 22 TB high burden countries and highlights the deadly synergy between the two conditions, and the opportunity to save the lives of people living with HIV in these countries using standardized, effective and free TB treatments.
This report card grades major donor countries based on their current pledges to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria (GFATM) for 2006 and 2007 compared to their corresponding fair shares. G8 countries continue to short-change this critically important funding mechanism, threatening the lives of millions who depend on it.
In 2000, the Government of India pledged that 7 out of 10 people with infectious TB would be treated by these services, with at least 6 of them being cured by the end of 2005. This report card tracks the work done up to September 2004 to meet that commitment.