The Stop TB Partnership will host an official side-event, Undernutrition causes 20% of world’s TB cases. What to do?, at Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 on 6 December 2021.
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.
The webinar will focus on the link between nutrition and TB, highlighting both undernutrition and diabetes.
To register for the event, click here.
Download a flyer for the event here.