Health Days 2015
World Tuberculosis (TB) Day
This annual event is marked on March 24th of every year to commemorate Dr. Robert Koch's discovery, in 1882, for tubercle bacillus causing tuberculosis, which was the first step towards diagnosing the disease and its treatment. Of the 9 million people who get sick with TB a year, a third of them do not receive the needed anti-TB services. Many of these 3 million people live in the world’s poorest population.
 
Official Date:
Glolbally: 24/3/2015
Locally: 04/06/1436H
 
Theme:
 
"Reach the 3 Million: Find, Treat, Cure Everyone"
 
 
Targeted Group:
  • Patients with active tuberculosis.
  • Those suffering from latent tuberculosis (TB) infection.
  • Persons in contact with Tuberculosis patients for a long period of time.
  • Those working in the health care sector and in direct contact with tuberculosis patients.
  • The elderly.
  • Those suffering from diseases of the weak immune system, such as HIV/AIDS patients.
  • Those with low income who live in unhealthy environments.
 
Objectives:
  • To early detect the cases affected with tuberculosis and treat them.
  • To apply all preventive actions to tuberculosis patients.
  • To render comprehensive care for patients.
  • To provide effective vaccines to protect against tuberculosis.
  • To free the community of tuberculosis.
 
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