We need people – people like those in TB Alert, who are focused and ambitious and care for people at grass roots in the UK, India and Africa. Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership
Stop TB in my Lifetime
About World TB Day
On 24 March 2013, hundreds of individuals and organisations around the world held TB awareness raising events - including 250 UK organisations that held events distributing TB Alert's awareness materials. World TB Day marks the day, in 1882, when Dr Robert Koch identified the bacteria that cause tuberculosis.
Dr Koch’s discovery was a crucial step forwards in diagnosing and treating this devastating illness. Yet globally, over 100 years later, 1.4 million people a year continue to die from TB – even though TB is curable. Though TB deaths are rare in the UK, TB affects around 9,000 people each year – often the most marginalised in society.
|Sahir House, an HIV Support, Information and Training Centre in Merseyside, sent us this picture of the World TB Day information stand that they displayed in their foyer in the week of World TB Fay - reaching 1500 people affected by HIV with information about TB.|
Any day can be World TB Day
If you would like to raise awareness of TB in your local community, please contact the Community Development Officer for your region to discuss how you can get involved in our awareness work:
North and Midlands – Hanif Bobat, 0161 848 0988, 07957 317707
South and East – Ikenna Obianwa, 020 8834 0246, 07581 497164
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