World TB Day

WHO World TB Day 2019 campaign site

Each year, we commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease.

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World TB Day collection

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Elsevier

Although the number of deaths worldwide from tuberculosis—a disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis—fell by 22% between 2000 and 2015, it remains humanity’s biggest infectious killer and one of the top ten causes of all deaths. The 2016 WHO Global Tuberculosis Report estimated that in 2015 there were 10.4 million new tuberculosis cases and 1.4 million deaths. The interaction between tuberculosis and HIV is important, with an estimated 400 000 additional deaths occurring among people with co-infection.

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World TB Day 2017 website

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Stop TB Partnership

The Stop TB Partnership today launched its World TB Day website which has the full spectrum of downloadable communications materials. World TB Day is organized each year on 24 March and aims to build awareness on TB. It is an opportunity for people everywhere to join the fight against TB, sharing information about TB and urging governments to take action.

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World TB Day 2017

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Global

World TB Day celebrated on 24 March each year, is an opportunity to raise awareness about the burden of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and the status of TB prevention and care efforts. It is also an opportunity to mobilize political and social commitment for further progress in efforts to end TB.

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Addressing Childhood Tuberculosis: Opportunities for Maternal and Child Survival Platforms

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African Strategies for Health (ASH)

Tuberculosis (TB) is now the leading infectious cause of death worldwide – ahead of HIV. While major advances in the diagnosis and treatment of TB have been made since 1990, children suffering from this disease have remained neglected and vulnerable. An estimated 1 million children become ill with TB each year, and at least 400 children die each day from TB around the world.

Watch this video to learn about opportunities for tackling childhood TB.

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The policy and practice divide for childhood tuberculosis in Africa: A landscape analysis

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African Strategies for Health (ASH)

The United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) African Strategies for Health (ASH) project undertook this childhood TB landscape analysis, to expand and centralize available information on childhood TB in the African region.

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Ending a Global Epidemic of Tuberculosis in Children

“When my daughter got sick, I took her to a clinic in my neighborhood. They gave her cough syrup for seven days. I thought she was getting better, but it was apparent that she was still ill. After another examination, they referred her to St. Paul Hospital in Addis Ababa where they put her on oxygen and started taking blood sample after sample and injection after injection for a month. Her condition did not get better so they gave her another medicine. The doctors then decided to take blood from her back…only then did they know it was tuberculosis.”  Atsede Tefera

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Keri Lijinsky
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USAID
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