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World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is observed on March 24th every year to raise awareness about the global burden of tuberculosis, which is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness about the efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat the disease.

The day was established by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1982 to commemorate the discovery of the bacteria that causes tuberculosis by Dr Robert Koch on March 24th, 1882. Tuberculosis is a major global health issue, with an estimated 10 million people falling ill with the disease and 1.4 million dying from it each year.

The theme of World TB Day changes each year to reflect the current challenges and priorities in the fight against tuberculosis. In recent years, the focus has been on ending the global TB epidemic, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On World TB Day, many organizations and governments hold events and campaigns to raise awareness about tuberculosis and to promote efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat the disease. This includes activities such as educational programs, advocacy campaigns, and fundraising events.

Overall, World TB Day is an important reminder of the ongoing need to address the global burden of tuberculosis and to work towards ending the epidemic through improved prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.


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}  March 24, 2024
  Sunday, 06:10 pm to 06:10 pm
n  Education & Awareness, Health & Wellbeing, Science & Technology, World Events

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