World TB Day 2012

World TB Day, 24 March 2012

 

World TB Day is an annual event designed to rasie public awareness that tuberculosis remains a global epidemic and the effforts being made to eradicate the disease. TB still kills 2-3 every year million people each year, mostly in developing countries. World TB Day commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch  announced he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus.

 

World TB Day Events

 

Birkbeck, Univerity London - Inauguration of the World TB Day 2012 event as part of the Birkbeck Science Week

 

UCL’s Institute for Global Health is marking World TB Day with a meeting entitled "Tuberculosis: Local and Global, that addresses tuberculosis as a challenge to London and UK health services and sets it in a global context with the launch of ‘Tuberculosis and TB/HIV; controversies and unanswered questions’ a Journal of Infectious Diseases special supplement edited by Professor Ali Zumla (UCL, Centre for Clinical Microbiology) and Marco Schito (National Institutes of Health, USA). For more information on the meeting please click here