On March 24, the world will commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day to raise public awareness of the devastating consequences of TB. This year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has themed the day ‘It’s Time’, with the spotlight on urgently accelerating the TB response to save lives and end suffering.
Tuberculosis is 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.
TB is spread from person to person through the air. When people with lung TB cough, sneeze or spit, they propel bacteria into the air. A person needs to inhale only a few of these germs to become infected.
We've created this short video to encourage healthcare professionals around the world to take action to treat the air to control the spread of Tuberculosis.
Please share with your network on March 24 to raise awareness and support the WHO campaign using the hashtags #EndTB #ItsTimeToEndTB #WorldTBDay.