This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) published its annual Global Tuberculosis Report I have been following tuberculosis (TB) quite closely for the past 3 years, and it is a disease that increasingly worries me. This year’s report findings should be worrying to everyone. TB is an air-borne infectious disease that gained prominence in the past decade “thanks” to the HIV/AIDS crisis. People who are HIV-positive are over 50 times more likely to be infected by TB. But it also affects HIV-negative people – also fully healthy people. There is currently no effective prevention for TB, and without treatment, it’s a lethal disease. Thanks (and this time without inverted commas!) to organizations such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, TB detection and treatment rates have been increasing. And subsequently, death rates have been falling globally – albeit very slowly. In 2012, 1.3 million people died from TB.