World TB Day, 24 March 2020

24 March 2020

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Tuberculosis (TB) remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer. Each day, over 4,000 people lose their lives to TB and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. Global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 58 million lives since the year 2000.

In September 2018, heads of state came together and made strong commitments to end TB at the first-ever UN high level meeting. The theme of World TB Day 2020 is ‘It’s time’, which focuses on the urgency to act on these commitments by accelerating the TB response to save lives and end suffering.

Further information about World TB Day can be found on the World Health Organization (WHO) website.

Source: WHO, 24 March 2020