World Tuberculosis Day

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2023 Date24 March 2023
2024 Date24 March 2024
World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis Day History

World Tuberculosis Day, also known as World TB Day, seeks to raise awareness for Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a bacterial infectious disease that affects the lungs. It is estimated that in 2020, 10 million people fell ill with Tuberculosis and 1.5 million died from the disease.

World Tuberculosis Day is a World Health Organization holiday that is observed annually on March 24. The celebratory date commemorates the discovery of Tuberculosis bacteria by Dr. Koch in 1882

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World Tuberculosis Day Facts & Quotes

  • The theme for World Tuberculosis Day in 2022 was Invest to End TB. Save Lives.
  • Tuberculosis is the leading killer of HIV/AIDS-positive people.
  • The struggle to end TB is not just a struggle against a single disease. It’s also the struggle to end poverty, inequity, unsafe housing, discrimination and stigma, and to extend social protection and universal health coverage. - World Health Organization Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom
  • Tuberculosis occurs in every part of the world. The largest number of cases in the world occur in India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, China, and South Africa.

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World Tuberculosis Day References and Related Sites

WHO: Tuberculosis
www.cdc.gov: World TB Day
www.weforum.org: Recent Quote

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