The world is still grappling with the devastating effects of COVID-19 more than 2 years into the pandemic. Countries with high COVID-19 vaccination rates are transitioning to the new normal of living with SARS-CoV-2, but low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) are struggling to vaccinate their populations while concurrently fighting other communicable diseases, key among them tuberculosis. The burden of tuberculosis, the leading cause of death from an infectious disease before COVID-19 emerged, has been deeply affected by the pandemic.

Global tuberculosis report 2021.