24 March 2017 World TB Day
On Friday 24 March 2017 the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative kicked off its World TB Day program at the Zwelethemba Public Library in Worcester. The program, which will include the exhibit of TB graffiti panels, the winning entries in the 2016 Kick TB Poster Schools Design Competition, the screening of TB educational videos and story reading, will be taken to four (4) libraries in and around Worcester.
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What is World TB Day?
World TB Day is held each year on March 24th and aims to build public awareness for action against Tuberculosis, a disease which despite being curable, remains a destructive epidemic in much of the world.
This year, we commemorate the 135th anniversary of Dr Robert Koch’s announcement in 1882 of his discovery of the TB bacillus, the cause of tuberculosis. His ground breaking research opened the way toward diagnosing and curing this disease.
World TB Day is an opportunity for people everywhere to join this fight by helping to educate others about TB and by urging governments to take action.