Health Days 2021

World Tuberculosis (TB) Day


Overview: 
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.

Facts: 
  • TB remains one of the world’s deadliest infectious killers. Each day, nearly 4000 lose their lives to TB and close to 28,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease.
  • Global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 63 million lives since the year 2000. 
Objectives:
  • Raising awareness of TB and how it gets transmitted. 
  • Taking preventive measures against TB.
  • Renewing political and social commitment to achieve better results in terms of eradicating TB.
  • Shed light on the efforts made to eliminate TB. 
Official date:
  • Globally: 24/3/2021
  • Locally: 11/8/1442H.
T​heme:  
«The Clock is Ticking»
 


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