Health Days 2024

World Tuberculosis Day
World Tuberculosis Day is celebrated on March 24 of every year to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social, and economic consequences of tuberculosis (TB), and to intensify efforts to eliminate the global tuberculosis (TB) epidemic. This date marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB), opening the way for the diagnosis and treatment of this disease.

  • Raising the level of health awareness about this disease and its health, social and economic consequences
  • Taking measures to prevent the disease.
  • Renewing political and social commitment and covenant to achieve further progress in efforts to eliminate tuberculosis.
  • Shedding light on efforts to eliminate tuberculosis.
  • 1,500.00 people died from tuberculosis in 2020.
  • 9,900,000 people were infected with tuberculosis in 2020.
  • 66,000,000 lives have been saved since 2000 through global efforts to end tuberculosis.
  • Tuberculosis is one of the deadliest infectious diseases in the world.
  • Every day more than 4,100 people lose their lives due to tuberculosis.
Official Date:
Globally: March 24th, 2024 
Locally: Ramadan 14th, 1445H

Last Update : 07 February 2024 11:20 AM
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