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.

Worldwide, 10.4 million people get sick with TB annually. Over four million of them don’t get the care they need. In the UK, the illness affects around 6,000 people each year – often the most marginalised in society who are less likely to be registered with a GP.

To order resources for your World TB Day event, go to the Professionals section of our The Truth About TB website