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The Department of Health reported 311,000 TB cases in 2021 compared to 263,000 cases in 2020, based on the national TB registry.

Together, let’s invest to end TB and save lives.

2022 is a critical year in the global fight to end TB as we count down to reach our targets.

COVID-19 response and catastrophic gaps in funding continue to threaten our progress in eradicating TB. Less than half of the promised US$ 15 billion annual funding has been delivered. The case for investing in TB, thus, is foremost financial. Yet, the investment of hard work, resolve, emotion, and energy prove just as important as the monetary assets needed to end this preventable and curable disease.

World TB Day 2022
Written by Claudeth Ciriaco / Business Mirror

It was on a fine summer day in May on the island of Tingloy in Batangas when officials of the Department of Health (DOH)-Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) launched a noble program with one single-minded objective: Decisively end the prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) disease that afflicts a good number of island residents.

Written by Patricia Denise M. Chiu / Philippine Daily Inquirer

An alliance of 20 hospitals and laboratories is working to substantially bring down the cost of testing for tuberculosis (TB) in the country, hoping it would help erase the social stigma attached to TB and also provide a clearer picture of its prevalence among Filipinos.


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