Global inequalities in tuberculosis

Uzochukwu Egere, Helen M. Nabwera

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The global burden of TB disease is characterised by inequalities throughout the cascade of care. These inequalities are evident across regions and within countries. Indeed, populations with the highest burden of TB disease have the least access for TB health services for prevention, timely diagnosis, appropriate treatment and follow-up. In the face of global health emergencies such as COVID-19, these inequalities increase, resulting in worse outcomes for key populations that are already disproportionately affected by TB disease. Children bear the biggest brunt of the inequalities in the TB cascade of care. There is therefore an urgent need to address these, in line with the United Nations SDGs for improving health and well-being for all.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-219
Number of pages6
JournalERS Monograph
Issue number99
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes


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