World TB Day
World TB Day 2019
Each year, we recognize World TB Day on March 24. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB).
World TB Day is a day to educate the public about the impact of TB around the world. CDC, along with our partners and colleagues around the world share successes in TB prevention and control and raise awareness of the challenges that hinder our progress toward the elimination of this devastating disease.
At SATVI we have conducted various engagement programs over the years to raise awareness about TB in the communtieis where we work.
TB is a very serious disease that is caused by the bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB kills more people than any other single infectious organism and is the leading cause of death in people living with HIV and the main cause of deaths related to antimicrobial resistance.
Billions of people are infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and the disease kills about 1.6 million of the 10 million people that develop the disease every year. TB can be treated with antibiotics, but finding, diagnosing and effectively treating all TB cases is extremely challenging. A highly effective TB vaccine would be the most effective strategy to get the global epidemic under control.
What's happening on World TB Day 2019
Join the twitter discussion on 21 March 2019 at 15h00 (GMT)/11 (EDT). Click here.
Social Media section: What can you do?
Facebook header: Replace your facebook header with the World TB Day header. Click here.
Facebook Profile picture. Click here to create a Twibbon. Click here
Visit Stop Tb Partnership. Click here.
World Health Organisation. Click here.
TB situation in South Africa/ Tb country profile. Click here.
Global End Strategy. Click here.