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Blog entries tagged: World TB Day

  • Posted by ACTION Guest on Apr 03, 2017  | 

    By Ari Probandari, MD | World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, observed March 24 each year, calls attention to the disease as one of the world’s oldest and deadliest. The date commemorates the 1882 announcement by Dr. Robert Koch that he had discovered the cause of the highly infectious disease: the tubercle bacillus. Under the theme, “Unite to End TB,” advocacy groups are intensifying efforts to reach the World Health Organization’s (WHO) goal to eliminate the disease by 2030. Read more

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    Addressing the needs of TB patients

    Posted by ACTION Guest on Mar 31, 2017  | 

    By Enrique Delgado | The impact of tuberculosis (TB) on people and communities worldwide is obvious in frightening statistics, revealing that close to two million people die each year from a disease that is preventable and treatable. Those numbers don’t tell the full story, however. Read more

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    Bacteria Don’t Respect Borders

    Posted by Angela Pereira on Mar 18, 2014  | 

    Diseases don’t respect borders. They don’t understand economic classifications, and they don’t care which political party is in power. Read more

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    Storify: The Drumbeat to World TB Day

    Posted on Mar 22, 2013  | 

    Check out ACTION's highlights from the week leading up to World TB day Read more