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World TB Day
World Tuberculosis Day – United To End TB
World TB Day is held each year on March 24 and aims to build public awareness for action against tuberculosis, a disease which despite being curable, remains a destructive epidemic in much of the world.
This year, we commemorate the 135th anniversary of Dr Robert Koch’s announcement in 1882 of his discovery of the TB bacillus, the cause of tuberculosis. His groundbreaking research opened the way toward diagnosing and curing this disease.
World TB Day is an opportunity for people everywhere to join this fight by helping to educate others about TB and by urging governments to take action. We believe that together we can End TB once and for all: Unite to End TB!
This year’s campaign runs under the strong and action-oriented tagline “Unite to End TB!”
Partners working in TB from all over the globe chose this dynamic and unifying rallying cry that allows for both strong mobilization on the ground and high level advocacy. This campaign draws on the goals set out in the Global Plan to End TB, the roadmap to accelerating impact on the TB epidemic and reaching the targets of the WHO End TB Strategy. 2016 will be the year we all join ranks to End TB!
To amplify our message the Stop TB Partnership has developed a set of campaign materials, which are free to use and can be downloaded for local production from this page.