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The Cost of Tuberculosis

A GLOBAL TB CRISIS MINES ARE GROUND ZERO 8.6M 1.3M 9 OUT OF 10 ●●●●●●●00• gold miners are latently infected with TB NEW CASES DEATHS One miner with active TB Of the 2.3 million new TB cases in can spread the disease to 10-15 people per year Africa every year, >760,000 (33%) are connected to mining IEVERY YEAR THAT'S LIKE MINING IS CENTRAL TO SOUTH AFRICA'S ECONOMY AND MAKES UP 18% OF GDP INFECTING WIPING $320M Miners' lost wages MEXICO OUT $141M Treatment costs to government SCITY MILAN $253M Treatment costs to industry $568M Lost productivity & training costs EVERY YEAR ANNUAL COST OF TB ON MINING IN SOUTH AFRICA $1.2 BILLION MINING FOR NEW TB VACCINES GOVERNMENT must unlock resources for TB vaccine innovation WE CAN'T WAIT Over 10 years, the cost of developing a new TB vaccine will be just 1% of TB control and treatment costs HEALTH EXPERTS must A 60% EFFICACIOUS VACCINE help educate policymakers about the need for new TB DELIVERED TO 50% OF THE POPULATION IN THE SADC vaccines and TB R&D REGION COULD AVERT 3.7 MILLION NEW TB t 100 MINING INDUSTRY CASES OVER 20 YEARS should partner with RESEARCH ORGS to advance TB R&D to protect their workforce and economic viability LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW WE'RE MINING FOR NEW TB VACCINES AT AERAS.ORG/MINING AAERAS

The Cost of Tuberculosis

shared by lemonwood_design on Mar 15
In the past year, we started to hear reports on the massive TB infection rates in the mines of Africa. Of the 2.3 million new cases of TB reported in Africa last year, 760,000 (almost 1/3) were connec...




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