WHY THE NEED TO PURSUE TBERADICATION?
The eradication of smallpox from the world in 1977 provedthe feasibility of infectious diseaseeradication
About a third of world popn. is infected withTB
Yet theglobal epidemicis growing and becoming moredangerous
The breakdown in health services, the spread of HIV/AIDSand the emergence of multidrug-resistant TB arecontributing to theworsening impactof this disease.
In 1993, the World Health Organization (WHO) declaredtuberculosis a global emergency!!!