March 24 is World TB Day

22 Mar 2010
by Working Group

world tb day 2010

This Wednesday, March 24th, is World TB Day. With 1.7 million people dying every year and one-third of the world infected, the time to act is now! Follow the day’s events at State-by-state activities can also be found at the CDC’s website by clicking here.

GET INVOLVED in the fight against TB

  • 2010 tb awareness walk in atlantaA TB walk in Atlanta! (walk is on March 27)! In an effort to raise awareness of tuberculosis, the National TB Controllers Association (NTCA) has partnered with the CDC Division of TB Elimination, the American Lung Association of the Southeast Region, the Georgia Division of Public Health, the Fulton County Health Department, the DeKalb County Board of Health, RESULTS International, the Watsonian Society, local businesses, and others to plan and host the 4th Annual TB Awareness Walk. To register go to: Registration begins at 8:00 AM. There is no fee to register; entertainment, face-painting, and t-shirts will be provided.
    > click here for more info on the walk
  • CDC World TB Day 2010 Web BadgeWeb buttons from the CDC! his annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB). World TB Day provides an opportunity to communicate TB-related problems and solutions and to support worldwide TB-control efforts. CDC and our partners are committed to eliminating TB in the United States. In the United States, the theme for World TB Day 2010 is “TB elimination: Together We Can!” Web buttons are graphic elements used to share messages by linking to a website for additional information. Promote World TB Day awareness and add a World TB Day button to your Web site. The button will link to the CDC World TB Day website.
    > click here to get your web buttons
  • on the lakeA PBS special! ON THE LAKE: Life and Love in a Distant Place, a film by David Bettencourt and G. Wayne Miller, tells the true story of the tuberculosis epidemic in 1900s America and globally today through the lives of those that were infected and who died – but also of those who survived. Check your local listings for showtimes.
    > Watch excerpts on YouTube
    > Go to the official movie website
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