Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the top ten causes of death worldwide. An estimated 10.4 million people were diagnosed with TB worldwide in 2015, and incidence and mortality rates are significantly higher in low and middle income countries;
For this reason, a number of collaborations were started to reduce the rate of people suffering from TB. For this reason, we need to strengthen both treatment and prevention of TB by health education and awareness raising. People are often reluctant to be tested for TB out of fear of marginalization. Other critical points include the high cost of care and inadequate level of health care workers.
A multidisciplinary approach is therefore needed to fight TB and one that is dynamic and suits the setting where we work. Development cooperation could have a major impact on social, clinical, and scientific levels. The challenge is to be immersed in the context, gain the trust of health workers and local authorities, and pass on their quality knowledge. This is the only way to ensure a sustainable, lasting, and high impact intervention.