Tuberculosis in Mozambique
Tuberculosis is a disease caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. It infects the lungs and is contagious. If you have HIV it is 20 times more likely you will contract tuberculosis.
Mozambique has a 552/100,000 tuberculosis rate and an estimated 56% of those with TB (Tuberculosis) also have HIV. From 2007, 98% of registered TB patients were HIV-positive.
In 2016 The World Health Organisation estimated that 1.8 million people died of TB, Mozambique being one of the top six countries that together accounted for 60% of the deaths.
Mozambique only has one laboratory which performs drug susceptibility testing on anti-TB drugs.
This is a violation of the human right number 25, The Right to Adequate Health because so many people are being infected per year yet there isn't enough treatment for everyone.
Someone in New Zealand could...
Donate to clinics and laboratories in Mozambique
Protest for free healthcare in Mozambique
Spread the word in New Zealand about the high TB rates in Mozambique