World Tuberculosis (TB) Day March 24, 2018
CDC joins organizations from around the world to accelerate global progress in the fight against TB
Every March 24, CDC’s Division of Global HIV & TB (DGHT) recognizes World Tuberculosis (TB) Day – an important moment for the global community to come together to renew our commitment to ending TB.
We can find, cure and prevent TB globally. At CDC, we are helping to drive progress against TB, bringing to bear a combination of scientific expertise and on-the-ground experience in diagnosing, curing and preventing TB worldwide. We’re on the frontlines in more than 25 high TB burden countries working with partner governments and helping sustain country efforts.
Messages from CDC Leadership
On World TB Day, CDC leaders encourage the global community to accelerate progress against the TB epidemic.
- Dear Colleague Letter – Director of CDC’s Center for Global Health Rebecca Martin, PhD, and Acting DGHT Director Dr. Hank Tomlinson, PhD, call for commitment and accountability in the global fight against TB.
- Social media video (shareable) – Dr. Tomlinson speaks to CDC's unique role in the global effort to end TB.
- World TB Day 2018 statement from Dr. Tomlinson.
CDC on the Frontlines
CDC stands at the forefront of global efforts to accelerate the fight against TB.
Latest CDC Global TB Research
New research highlights CDC’s leadership and innovation in finding, curing and preventing TB worldwide.
CDC Shareable Resources
CDC’s DGHT offers the following additional resources, which can be shared across various networks in the lead-up to World TB Day and throughout the year.
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