Step 1 Consider the following figures.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the annual impact of TB in the world includes:
A total of 9 million new cases of TB each year
More than 1 million cases among people living with HIV
Half a million cases of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB)
Nearly 2 million deaths
Without dramatic increases in funding and political commitment between 2010 and 2015, the human cost of inaction against TB is projected by the WHO as the following:
Over 50 million people will develop active TB.
Over 10 million lives will be lost to this preventable, curable disease; 4 million of them will be women and children.
Millions of children will be orphaned needlessly.
Over 2 million cases of MDR-TB will emerge for want of proper care.
World Health Organization. (n.d.). Stop tb partnership: the global plan to stop tb. Retrieved from https://www.stoptb.org/global/plan/
Step 2 Analyze maps showing the incidence of global TB.
Conduct an Internet search using the search term “map of TB incidence” to get a global perspective of incidence across the world. Click on links to maps and data published by the WHO, which provides the most credible global data regarding TB.
Look for a current map and maps from previous years so you can see how the spread of TB has changed over time.
Look for commonalities between countries with the highest incidence of TB.
Step 3 Post to the discussion forum.
Based on what you learned in Steps 1 and 2:
Discuss your observations about the changes in TB rates in developing countries.
Discuss the implications of TB related to population-based nursing in developing countries. Include what you know about resources for fighting infectious disease in developing countries.