Tuberculosis is a leading cause of death in infectious diseases. Tuberculosis intervention "has saved over 43 million lives since 2000". Even though most cases of TB a be treated, death rates from TB are still high. More funds go into finding cures for AIDS/HIV than TB. The spending on researching TB is only $800,000 while the funding for AIDS/HIV research is about 8 billion dollars, about 10 times more than researching for TB. This difference is because HIV/AIDS mostly affects only poorer countries like Africa , while TB affects places like China and India, where they can fund themselves. The funding for both diseases should be equal, because TB is a curable disease and affects many in the poorer countries, which can "curb global deaths".
I agree that there should be the same funding for TB as HIV/AIDS. TB is a curable disease while HIV is not, so they should start distributing vaccines that can fight and protect against TB to third world countries. We also should raise awareness about this disease, because education is always the #1 solution.