World tb day

World TB Day, falling on March 24th each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries. It commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus. At the time of Koch’s announcement in Berlin, TB was raging through Europe and the Americas, causing the death of one out of every seven people. Koch’s discovery opened the way towards diagnosing and curing TB.

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  1. The World Tb Day is Phenomena. It is celebrated every 24th of March, this year’s own my organization ( HUDPHI) in collaboration with the Lagos State Government will hold a press briefing. I would want want the Classic FM to come and grace the occasion. More so, an awareness creation in form of rally will be held on Lagos-island beginning from from the Local Govt. Council. This is to sensitize people on the disease, letting them know that TB is curable, treatment is free, diagnostic testing is free. visit any DOTS centre where the treatment is assessed.


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