Zimbabwe tries to end tuberculosis in the country

Zimbabwe tries to end tuberculosis in the country

The initiative seeks multisectoral interaction in the healthcare sector, and if it achieves the expected results, it could end the disease by 2023.

One of the actions of the program is to search for people who have not been diagnosed with tuberculosis and link them to quality medical care.

Although the country has made progress in the fight against the disease, tuberculosis remains one of the leading causes of death in Zimbabwe, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to the United States Center for Infectious Disease Control (CDC), the 2020 prevalence of the disease was 193 cases per 100,000 people, 50 percent of whom were HIV positive.

The number of patients diagnosed this year was 29,000, which compares favorably to the 53,000 registered in 2012.

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