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World Tuberculosis Day 2012

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Every year on March 24, the whole world observes World Tuberculosis Day. It was in the year 1882 that a person called Robert Koch found that there were bacteria that caused tuberculosis. The day is respected and observed as World Tuberculosis Day in order to spread the awareness of how the disease affects people globally. The global effects of this disease is huge and so efforts are being taken to eliminate the disease by spreading the awareness. Today there are more than 2 million people who suffer from this disease and they often die of this epidemic TB or tuberculosis. The disease is said to be responsible for half the deaths in the world and South East Asia covers around 50% of the total annual deaths.

In the year 1982, Robert Koch turned 100 and the hundredth birth anniversary was commemorated by allocating March 24 as World Tuberculosis Day. So officially the day started to be observed as the World Tuberculosis Day. The International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease or the IUALTD suggested that March 24 be observed as World TB Day in the official sense. Then in the year 1996, The World Health Organization united with the IUALTD and raised the influence of the disease in the world. Then it was joined by many other concerned organizations. Today the “Stop TB Partnership” is a great conglomeration of countries, organizations, and awareness bodies which help to fight against the TB malaise and helps to increase the awareness about how TB is caused, how it can be prevented and how it could also be rated. Common people across the world are made globally aware about the disease an on world TB Day these campaigns are given a greater importance and a lot of significance is attached to the related campaigns.

The theme this year is “Stop TB in my lifetime, call for a world free of TB”.

Around 95% of the deaths occur due to this deadly disease and this has seen to affect the developing world too. There are many people who have died from this disease and around 1.4 million were victims of TB in the year 2010 which is also inclusive of those 3.50,000 who died of HIV. This brings the count to around 3800 deaths in a day. In India alone 2 patients die of these diseases every three minutes. With these startling statistics it is no wonder that the nations are surely putting a lot of efforts to see that this disease does not become rampant and that the mortality rate is increased in the world as regards TB.

Another big impediment is that there are new drugs which are found to be TB resistant and these are today causing more problems in the TB sector. On the World Tuberculosis day 2012, there are many facts of TB that one should know.

To mark the World TB day, there are various programmes and events conducted that are involved in controlling TB across the whole country. The Slogan of “Stop TB in my lifetime” is thus gaining a lot of ground and on March 24, it will once again instill faith in the minds of the people who are victims of TB.

The theme is thus a great encouragement for people of all ages across the world so that there is an individual call for the elimination of this disease. This is what changes the situation in a society,

The Government of Nepal has also launched many programmes and initiatives to ensure that the disease is eradicated by the year 2050 from the country.

TB can be prevented and is curable too, but it is only lack of awareness that exposes the world to a greater risk towards this diseases. So observing days such as the World Tuberculosis Day would only increase the awareness about this disease.

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