World TB Day

Every year, on 24 March, TB Alert joins hundreds of other organisations around the world in raising awareness of TB. World TB Day marks the day, in 1882, when Dr Robert Koch identified the bacteria that cause tuberculosis.

We help TB nurses and community organisations to hold TB awareness-raising events by providing a range of resources and helping them plan activities. In 2015, we hope even more organisations will take part in World TB Day.

TB remains a massive problem both globally and in the UK. Worldwide, 1.3 million people died from TB last year, even though TB is curable. The illness affects around 9,000 people in the UK each year – often the most marginalised in society. That’s why we need your help in raising awareness of TB in your local community on World TB Day, to help ensure that people are able to get the care they need for TB.