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TB disproportionately affects vulnerable populations and is strongly associated with social deprivation, with rates more than five times higher in the most deprived population compared to the least deprived. There is strong evidence that homeless TB cases have worse clinical outcomes than those without social risk factors. These cases are more likely to have antimicrobial resistance to TB drugs (MDR-TB) and are twice as likely to die. They are also more likely to infect others – an average of between six and twelve additional cases – which lead to exponential rises in treatment costs locally. This webinar plans to outline this issue in more detail and showcase best practice examples of work to tackle this issue, which may be replicated elsewhere.