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World TB Day, 24 March 2012:
"Stop TB in my lifetime"


Introduction

World TB Day is recognized on March 24th, commemorating the announcement of a discovery by Dr. Robert Koch in 1882: the finding of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause TB. Since then, major advances have been made in the fight against this disease. Now we have the technology to diagnose it and the drugs to treat it. However, it still produces pain and death.

 In 2010 in the Americas, 270,000 people suffered from this disease and 23,000 died; furthermore, nearly 9 million people suffered from TB worldwide and 1.4 million died, showing that the fight against TB has still not been won. This year we commemorate World TB Day by calling upon people of all ages, occupations and nationalities so that, together, we make efforts to stop tuberculosis in our lifetime. In messages for this occasion the Director of PAHO and the UN Secretary-General call on us to multiply efforts and reaffirm the commitment of fight against this disease.

 More Information:

The TB Control Situation in the Americas. Regional Tuberculosis Program
PAHO/WHO 24 March 2012

The Secretary_General.  Message on World Tuberculosis Day - Tuberculosis Day 24 March 2012

Mensaje del Secretario General con ocasión del Día Mundial de la Tuberculosis 24 de marzo de 2012

Le Secrétaire général Message publié à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de la tuberculose 24 mars 2012 


 
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World TB Day, 24 March 2012: Stop TB in my lifetime

World TB Day, 24 March 2012: Stop TB in my lifetime



World TB Day, 24 March 2012: Stop TB in my lifetime

World TB Day, 24 March 2012: Stop TB in my lifetime

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