World Tuberculosis Day

Every year on 24 March, World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is commemorated to promote public awareness about tuberculosis' severe health, social and economic implications. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that affects the lungs and spreads through the air from person to person. Germs enter the air when people with tuberculosis cough, sneeze or split. If a person inhales these germs, he or she becomes infected.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Tuberculosis kills over 4,100 people per day. About 30,000 people contract the disease each day, regardless of the fact that it is treatable.