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Getting Started: WFP Food Assistance in the Context of Tuberculosis Care and Treatment


A century ago, tuberculosis (TB) was the world’s leading cause of death by infectious disease because of an absence of treatment. Today, it is still one of the world’s leading infectious causes of death among young people and adults even though it is preventable and curable. Due to its close link to HIV and AIDS, the situation in regions with high-HIV prevalence is worsening.

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