Each day, 4,900 people die from tuberculosis (TB)—which is more than three people every minute—while an estimated 41 percent of people who fall sick with the disease are left undiagnosed and untreated. It is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide and was more deadly than HIV in 2015.
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa deeply impacted public opinion at an international level. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) received massive financial support from thousands of donors all over the world. In 2014 alone, 70 million euros (approximately $93 million) were received through private donations, and 15 million (approximately $20 million) through public funds.
Since February 2006, the Angolan capital of Luanda has been experiencing its worst ever cholera epidemic, with an average of 500 new cases per day. The outbreak has also rapidly spread to other areas; to date, 11 of Angola’s 18 provinces are reporting cases.