Unknown Facts about World TB Day
World TB Day is observed annually on March 24th to raise public awareness about tuberculosis (TB) & to encourage efforts to prevent & treat this disease.
TB is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis & primarily affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body such as the brain, kidneys, & spine.
World TB Day was established by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1982 to commemorate the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of TB bacterium.
The theme for World TB Day 2023 is "Accelerating the End of the TB Epidemic: Equity, Action, & Innovation".
This year's theme highlights the urgent need to address the inequalities in TB prevention, diagnosis, & treatment & to accelerate efforts to end the TB epidemic by 2030.
As has already been outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
On World TB Day, various organizations around the world conduct activities to raise awareness about TB, its causes, symptoms, & treatment.
These activities may include health campaigns, seminars, conferences, & media events.
The ultimate goal is to increase public awareness of TB, & encourage action to prevent, & treat this disease.
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