The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report on Tuberculosis (TB) in 2023, revealing improved diagnosis and treatment worldwide amidst COVID-19 challenges. The report, gathered from 192 countries, revealed that in 2022, more people were diagnosed with TB than ever since 1995.

This happened because many countries improved their healthcare. Places that were hit hard by COVID-19 also made good progress in TB services. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of WHO, believes that there is progress on the right track to end TB. Globally, more people were expected to get TB in 2022 compared to the year before. Most TB cases came from areas that were greatly affected by the pandemic. Although the number of TB-related deaths went down a bit, COVID-19 disruptions still caused more TB-related deaths recently. There is also concern about a type of TB that is harder to treat, called Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). Efforts are being made to make treatment more available. The report also mentions some progress in creating new ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent TB. However, additional investment is still needed in these areas.