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U.S., U.N. Mark World TB Day

Media outlets recognize World TB Day, which takes place annually on March 24.

IIP Digital: Health Agencies Worldwide Join in World TB Day
“Health agencies around the world are working March 24 to raise awareness and action to combat a disease that claims a victim every 18 seconds: tuberculosis. Just over 8.5 million people a year fall ill with TB, which is exceeded only by HIV/AIDS in the number of lives taken by a disease caused by a single infectious agent, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)…” (3/24).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. marks World Day with calls for global solidarity to eradicate tuberculosis
“On World Tuberculosis Day, the United Nations is calling for intensified global solidarity to eradicate the preventable disease, particularly by mobilizing the resources to bridge the ‘substantial’ funding gap for TB care and control…” (3/24).