UN Prioritizes Tuberculosis Prevention for High-Risk Occupations


The United Nations General Assembly is calling for the establishment of prevention programs to reduce tuberculosis among miners and other workers exposed to silica dust, in a declaration that was released in advance of the first ever UN General Assembly High-level Meeting on TB on Sept. 26, 2018. Occupational Knowledge International spearheaded the effort at the UN to recognize the need for TB prevention in the workplace for the first time; the organization reported that estimates 300,000 new TB cases can be prevented each year with appropriate workplace interventions.