UNDERNUTRITION CAUSES 20% OF WORLD’S TUBERCULOSIS CASES – WHAT TO DO?
DATE & TIME: 6 DECEMBER 2021, 11:00 AM CET (UTC+1) / 19:00 JST
TB was only recently surpassed by COVID-19 as the world’s number one infectious disease killer. TB continues to be the most common cause of death from a single infection in most low-and-lower-middle income countries. In 2020, globally, TB claimed the lives of 1.5 million people and about 10 million people fell ill.
Nutrition and TB are closely linked. Undernutrition increases the risk of TB and TB increases the risk of undernutrition. Diabetes, which is also linked to nutrition, increases the risk of developing TB. Globally, nearly 20% of TB is attributable to undernutrition and 4% to diabetes.
This webinar will focus on the link between nutrition and tuberculosis, highlighting both undernutrition and diabetes.
Read the full meeting report below.