Today, 24th March, 2021 is World TB Day and the Clock Is Ticking To End TB. This brings us to the full understanding that the world is running out of time to act on the commitments to end TB made by global leaders. This is especially critical in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic that has put End TB progress at risk. However, Gene Xpert testing which has been in use most recently is helping to bring bacteriologically confirmed diagnosis of TB faster to care. It is therefore a call for all to access care if presenting with any of the TB implicating symptoms such as fever, sweat at night, coughing for two weeks or more, loss of appetite, unexplainable weight loss.
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