TB is a highly infectious and deadly lung disease and is easily spread. Children, especially, are often misdiagnosed. Close to 95% of people with TB live in low- and middle-income countries, mainly in Africa and Asia. The World Health organization reported 10.4 million new cases of TB in 2016, of which one million were children. In the same year, there were 1.4 million deaths due to TB, including 250,000 children.
On September 26th, 2018 the United Nations is convening a one day High Level meeting on TB and has invited “Heads of States” to focus on: