Our host Dr. Carsten Lekutat talks to lung specialist Dr. Torsten Bauer about multidrug resistant bacteria, incomplete treatments and tuberculosis medication.
Nations around the world have said they're ready to commit billions to eradicate tuberculosis. But the deal only came about after countries denied US-proposed changes to protect pharmaceutical companies.
Ghanaian experts are concerned about the rising number of tuberculosis. The Ghana Health Service said 14,632 people were diagnosed with TB and put on treatment.
Superbugs resistant to antibiotics cause more than 33,000 deaths in the EU each year, according to a new study. Scientists say the picture has become worse since 2007, with Italy and Greece by far the hardest hit.
With many African leaders seeking healthcare abroad, the WHO's Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is calling on them to take action to improve health care services in their own nations.
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