Challenges remain in fight against TB, U.N. Secretary-General says On World Tuberculosis Day time, recognized on March 24, U prevent premature ejaculation .N.N. News Centre reviews. ‘New diagnostics, new medicines and the promise of new vaccines have the potential to further accelerate improvement against TB, which still kills 1. 4 million people a complete year – – a lot more than any infectious disease other than AIDS. But two obstacles stand in the real way,’ he stated, noting drug-resistant TB and a dependence on extra funding. ‘WHO Director-General Margaret Chan stressed that while curing MDR-TB is feasible, it takes 20 to two years of treatment with costly and toxic drugs, some of which need to be administered by injection and some which are an issue,’ the news support adds, noting she ‘warned that almost four % of individuals recently ill with TB are resistant to multiple medicines right from the start’ .