Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global health threat. One third of the world’s population carries the TB bacteria. 1.7 million people die from TB each year – someone dies of TB every 20 seconds. TB is preventable, treatable and curable but the increase in drug-resistant ‘super’ strains is a major threat. We are long way off from the elimination of TB but it will not go away until we understand this disease much better and develop new tools to control it.
Together we can tackle TB
Please join Centenary Institute in the fight to Stop TB and invest in research to overcome tuberculosis. Visit www.tb.org.au or click the button on the left to donate.
Every second someone in the world is infected with the TB bacteria. Do you know what causes tuberculosis? Do you know how the TB bacteria can get into your system? Don’t tune out to TB – get all the info here.
Find out how the researchers at the Centenary Institute are fighting tuberculosis. Click here to learn about our research projects and meet the faces behind this life-saving work.
We are a long way off from eliminating TB in Australia let alone the world. Click here to find out how you can get behind the Stop TB campaign to help put an end to this devastating disease.