World Tuberculosis Day

Mar 24, 2025 World Tuberculosis Day 2025 World
Mar 24, 2026 World Tuberculosis Day 2026 World

Information about World Tuberculosis Day

Tubercle bacilli under a scanning electron microscope.

Significance: World Tuberculosis Day is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease. One-third of the world's population is thought to have been infected, with new infections occurring in about 1% of the population each year.

Health Awareness Days
Observed by:
Affected people, their relatives and interested people
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
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Date origin:
March 24 commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing to a small group of scientists at the University of Berlin's Institute of Hygiene that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB baci

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