Azerbaijan, Baku, March 20 / Trend , K. Zarbaliyeva /
UN Secretary General is dissatisfied with the level of combating tuberculosis.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed to world community in connection with the World Tuberculosis Day, U.N Azerbaijani representation told Trend .
"Reducing the number of tuberculosis patients in the world's regions does not mean that their number decreased in all countries. In general, the process of reducing the number of tuberculosis patients is not as fast as we want. Due to the fact that tuberculosis control is not conducted adequately, people continue to be infected with drug-resistant tuberculosis, treatment of which is very difficult and expensive," Ban Ki-moon said in his address.
Ki-moon called on the world community to unite efforts in combating tuberculosis.
Number of tuberculosis deaths continues to decline, which is achieved thanks to conducting medical services in governmental and nongovernmental sectors by individuals, taking care of patients, and philanthropists and to all people, who since 1995 help in the treatment of 36 million peoples, Ki-moon said.
As a result, about six million people' life were saved.
In 2009, 1.8 million peoples died of tuberculosis. This number makes tuberculosis the second most dangerous infection that leads to the death of the full age people. Tuberculosis is one of the three most dangerous diseases that leads to the death of women who are able to give a birth.