TB is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. Millions of people continue to fall sick from TB each year. In 2018, 10 million people around the world fell ill with TB and 1.5 million tragically died due to it.
In Somalia, one of the world’s most poverty-stricken nations, only 42% of estimated cases of TB are detected. This leaves a huge number of TB cases in the community undetected and untreated, hence enabling further transmissions. While antibiotics typically treat TB, studies have shown that the prevalence of drug-resistant TB has increased in Somalia.
£30 - Could go towards our fighting TB in Somalia fund.
£60 - Provides treatment for Multi Drug Resistant TB
£150 - Provide medical supplies and equipment to Mogadishu MDR-TB hospital
It is estimated that Somalia has one of the highest incidence rates of TB in the world. Presently, there are 40 to 499 cases per 100,000, and this figure will only increase in the absence of the right funding and support. Your donations can help alleviate the suffering that TB is inflicting on this struggling country and go towards saving a life.
TB is transmitted via airborne particles, meaning that surface contact cannot spread infection. Instead, a susceptible person can contract the infection from an infected person coughing, sneezing, laughing, or shouting in their proximity. This is particularly dangerous for countries of extreme poverty, such as Somalia, as they are often forced to live in cramped and crowded conditions.
TB in Somalia mainly affects the young; those who would otherwise fall into the most economically productive age group. The inevitable low productivity is leading to a worsening socio-economic situation thus increasing the risk of TB transmission.
With your help, we can break this vicious cycle by strengthening early TB cases detection and treatment.
Your support will help by:
- Providing TB Diagnosis and Treatment
- Providing MDR (Multi Drug Resistant) TB Diagnoses and treatment
- Screening HIV patients for TB and providing counselling
- Increasing capacity of staff and health workers
Donate now. Save Somalia