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World TB Day 2017

World TB Day 2017: Unite to End TB

World TB Day is a time to recognize achievements in TB prevention and control, and renew our commitment to eliminate this devastating disease.

World TB Day is observed every year on March 24 to create awareness and support world-wide efforts to eliminate tuberculosis (TB). This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes TB. This year’s World TB Day theme is Unite to End TB.