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World TB Day Resources

Mar 24, 2021 | Erin Laird

World TB Day is celebrated each March 24, commemorating the anniversary of the day in 1882 when Robert Koch announced the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB). Check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) World TB Day Digital Media Toolkit to prepare messaging, share resources, or host a virtual event.

COVID-19 has introduced new challenges to TB work across the United States and across the globe. We dive into this issue in last week’s episode of NACCHO’s Podcast from Washington. NACCHO spoke with Tuberculosis Control Officer at Seattle & King County Public Health Dr. Masa Narita as well as Country Director with the CDC Division of Global HIV/AIDS in Zambia Dr. Simon Agolory. Both guests discussed World TB day and how the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted TB prevention and control efforts both globally and domestically.

Finally, the CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions project recognizes organizations and individuals who have made meaningful contributions to end TB in their communities. Local health departments represented eight champions selected this year. Links to the local health department TB champions are below. You can read about all the champions here.

For more information on World TB Day visit: https://www.cdc.gov/tb/worldtb...


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