Saturday, March 24, 2012

Today: World TB Day. Stop Tuberculosis

In 1906 my great grandfather died from tuberculosis. People still die from this preventable killer. 
The World TB Day Campaign 2012 will allow people all over the world to make an individual call to stop TB in their lifetimes.  From the Stop TB Partnership website:

In their lifetimes, today's children should expect to see a world where no one gets sick with TB.

In their lifetimes, women and men should expect to see a world where no one dies from TB.

People of different ages and living in different countries could have these hopes for stopping TB in their lifetimes:

  • Zero deaths from TB
  • Faster treatment
  • A quick, cheap, low-tech test
  • An effective vaccine
  • A world free of TB.

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