The world is set to observe Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24. The day is seen to make and bring issues in light about Tuberculosis, its effect on wellbeing, funds, and society on a large scale. The day additionally encourages individuals to help the clinical experts in increasing determination towards getting rid of this lethal disease.
The disease is caused by the bacillus Mycobacteria. This is an air-borne illness, which spreads on interacting with any individual who is infected with the disease. TB significantly harms the lungs, and can truly damage one’s immune system.
The theme for TB Day 2021 is set to be “The Clock is Ticking’. The justification for picking this theme is to ensure that individuals understand that the time is expiring and there is a dire need of taking a move. The topic additionally sends across a message to the worldwide leaders who had held them responsible for battling TB, but have not done much in real since taking the responsibility. The circumstance has just deteriorated due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as practically all associations are busy in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, all drives, programs, campaigns against Tuberculosis have been put aside for later.
World Tuberculosis Day is noticed on March 24, as on this day in 1882 Dr Robert Koch reported that he had discovered the bacterium that causes the illness called TB. Since the time the disclosure of the bacterium, numerous endeavors have been made toward relieving the fatal disease. As indicated by the World Health Organization (WHO), Tuberculosis is as yet one of the deadliest irresistible terminators. Roughly, 4000 individuals lose their lives to TB every day while 28,000 individuals contract this preventable and treatable illness daily. According to the official information by WHO be about 63 million lives have been saved since 2000 due to the worldwide efforts against Tuberculosis.