On March 24th, we will commemorate the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day to raise public awareness about TB. Responsible of over 4,500 deaths a day, this disease presents devastating health, social and economic impacts. Despite the fact that TB is curable, too many children do not access treatment and die from the disease because they are just not diagnosed.
The 2018 World TB Day campaign theme is “Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world. You can make history. End TB“. A TB-free world is only possible if all children can be diagnosed with TB wherever they live and get access to treatment. This needs a strong commitment from all TB-stakeholders and leaders, especially from high TB burden countries.
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