ACTION will join the global community of advocates observing World TB Day on March 24, 2019, focusing be on the upcoming Global Fund replenishment in October 2019. The Global Fund is the world’s leading external funder of TB programs and will play an important role in achieving the goal of diagnosing and treating 40 million people with TB by 2022, which was agreed upon at the historic UN High-Level Meeting in September. The theme of World TB Day 2019, “Its Time,” is intended to point to the need for urgent action on research, funding, human rights, and accountability, according to the Stop TB Partnership.
World TB Day, falling on March 24 each year, is designed to build public awareness that TB today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries. Learn more.