Conference: Tuberculosis in the world

With 2 million deaths and at least 10 million new cases each year, the tuberculosis is one of the main causes of death in the world. Diagnostic tools and treatments are often obsolete and medical research insufficient.

The tuberculosis epidemic is even getting worse. Over the past 10 years, the number of new cases has increased by 20%. The AIDS pandemic has played a major role in this, since HIV-positive patients are fifty times more likely to develop active tuberculosis. The other concern relates to the increase in the number of patients affected by variants of tuberculosis resistant to one or more of the drugs usually prescribed, and therefore much more difficult to treat.

Eradicating this disease is everyone's job. So theAssociation Against Tuberculosis and Endemic Diseases (ACTUME) with the support ofMana association, the Preventive medecine, theZero Violence association, RADSI (Aquitaine Network for Solidarity and International Development), General Council of Seine Saint-Denis organized on June 8 and 9, 2007, days on the theme of tuberculosis. These days are punctuated first by an exhibition, then a conference on tuberculosis and finally a dinner debate.

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"Let us all act together, tuberculosis will be defeated forever"