World TB Day 2015

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World TB Day

World TB Day is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries.

It commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus. With funding from USAID, CHS supports the Ministry of Health’s National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Unit (NTLD-Unit) to expand access to quality-assured TB services in all of Kenya’s Counties and for all forms of TB, through the identification and implementation of evidence-based interventions that support and/or complement the activities of the NTLD-Unit. Read more about the Tuberculosis Accelerated Response and Care activity.

 

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