World Tuberculosis Day

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World Tuberculosis Day in United Nations in 2021
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About World Tuberculosis Day

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Dates of World Tuberculosis Day
2022 United Nations Thursday, March 24thWorld Tuberculosis Day
2021 United Nations Wednesday, March 24thWorld Tuberculosis Day
2020 United Nations Tuesday, March 24thWorld Tuberculosis Day
2019 United Nations Sunday, March 24thWorld Tuberculosis Day
Summary
A day to raise awareness of the world’s deadliest infectious killer.

Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) holds World Tuberculosis Day on March 24th 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.

TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer. Each day, over 4000 people lose their lives to TB and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. Global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 58 million lives since the year 2000.

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