Pakistan's tuberculosis emergency

Government battling disease that claims nearly 70,000 people every year.

    Pakistan has one of the worst infection rates of tuberculosis (TB) on the planet. Each year, the disease kills nearly two million people worldwide, and 70,000 of them are Pakistanis.

    Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports from Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on how the government and international health agencies are trying to improve the situation.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

    We explore how Salah Ed-Din unified the Muslim states and recaptured the holy city of Jerusalem from the crusaders.