World Tuberculosis Day, observed on 24 March each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis and efforts to eliminate the disease.
Tuberculosis is a serious condition which affects the lungs. It can be transfered from one person to another through coughing, sneezing or any other medium that can transfer infected droplets.
In 2018, 10 million people fell ill with TB, and 1.5 million died from the disease, mostly in low and middle-income countries.
THEME FOR 2023 WORLD TUBERCULOSIS DAY: “Yes, We can end TB!”
The aim of the team is to inspire hope and encourage high-level leadership, increased investments, faster uptake of new WHO recommendations, adoption of innovations, accelerated action, and multisectoral collaboration to combat the TB epidemic.
BELOW IS A PRESENTION BY THE AREA TORI CREW ON PROCYON RTV AND TOGETHER THEY TELL THE STORY OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED, ITS OUTCOME AND GIVES MORE INSIGHT ON TUBERCULOSIS. YOU CAN ALSO WATCH FULL VIDEO ON YOUTUBE ON PROCYON RTV DO WELL TO LIKE, SUBCRIBE AND SHARE!
DID YOU KNOW?
- 74 million lives has been saved since 2000 by global efforts to end TB
- 10.6 million people fell ill with TB in 2021
- 1.6 million people died of TB in 2021
- World Health Organisation, WHO, said African region has achieved 26 percent reduction in TB deaths
- Nigeria ranks sixth among high TB burden countries
SYMPTOMS OF TUBERCULOSIS
Chest aches, feeling of weakness and fatigue, weight loss, chills, fever, night sweats and coughing that frequently produces mucus and blood are all symptoms of TB.
Also when cough persists for 3 weeks or more quickly go see your Doctor!
If detected early and with appropriate antibiotics TB is treatable.