sábado, 17 de marzo de 2012

CDC | TB | World TB Day

CDC | TB | World TB Day

World TB Day, March 24, 2012: Stop TB In My Lifetime

World TB Day 2012

Each year, we recognize World TB Day on March 24, often with a variety of activities leading up to the official day. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB).
World TB Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness about TB-related problems and solutions, and to support worldwide TB-control efforts. CDC and our partners are committed to a world free of TB.
World TB Day, March 24 - Stop TB In My LifetimeThis year, CDC joins the global Stop TB Partnership in adopting the slogan “Stop TB in my lifetime” that goes with the theme of calling for a world free of TB. The slogan and theme encourage people all over the world, from the youngest to the oldest, to make an individual call for the elimination of TB, and say what changes they expect to take place in their lifetimes.
In their lifetimes, today's children should expect to see a world where no one gets sick with TB. In their lifetimes, women and men should expect to see a world where no one dies from TB. All of us can have different hopes, such as for faster treatment; a quick, cheap, low-tech test that is accessible to all; or an effective vaccine.

Call for a World Free of TB

We can only reach the goal of a world free of TB by working together to detect, treat, and prevent this disease.
The fight to stop TB will only be successful if local, state, national, and international partners from all sectors of our society join resources and collaborate to find solutions.
Stop TB USA logoOur united effort is needed to reach those at highest risk for TB and to identify and implement innovative strategies to improve testing and treatment among high-risk populations.
CDC and its domestic and international partners, including the National TB Controllers AssociationExternal Web Site Icon, Stop TB USAExternal Web Site Icon, and the global Stop TB PartnershipExternal Web Site Icon, are taking many steps to stop further spread of TB and to reduce the overall burden of the disease. Efforts range from developing new treatment regimens and increasing the capacity of health professionals to providWorld TB Day, March 24, 2012: Stop TB In My Lifetimee adequate treatment, to issuing new recommendations for improved testing and treatment for U.S. immigrants.

How You Can Become a Partner in the Fight Against TB

  • Find out more about TB services in your area.
  • Reach out to your community and educate them about TB.
Because many people are not aware of the impact of TB, local coalitions in many states and countries are convening educational and awareness activities related to World TB Day. Look to see how you can learn more and get involved.

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