World Tuberculosis Day – “Reach the 3 million” – March 24

Posted on March 24, 2014 in News

In 2014, the slogan for World Tuberculosis Day is “Reach the 3 million”.

TB is curable, but current efforts to find, treat and cure everyone who gets ill with the disease are not sufficient. Of the 9 million people a year who get sick with TB, a third of them are “missed” by health systems. Many of these 3 million people live in the world’s poorest, most vulnerable communities or are among marginalized populations such as migrant workers, refugees and internally displaced persons, prisoners, indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities and drug users. Read more