What Is the World’s Deadliest Infectious Disease?

What do Nelson Mandela, George Orwell & Eleanor Roosevelt have in common? They all suffered from the world’s deadliest infectious disease.

What to know:

  • Tuberculosis, or TB, kills 1.6 million people every year — or 4,000 people in a day.
  • TB is one of the greatest public health emergencies facing the world today, yet it is often overlooked and underfunded.
  • We need to make TB a priority so that millions of TB cases and TB-related deaths can be prevented.

Learn More about this cause:

More than a quarter of the world’s population is infected with tuberculosis bacteria.

TB — and, in particular, drug-resistant TB — is one of the greatest public health emergencies facing the world today, yet for too long, it has been overlooked and underfunded. Global Citizen and Johnson & Johnson are prioritizing ending TB by 2030.

Take action by learning about the disease with our video.