World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is a worldwide event that aims to raise public awareness of TB and the efforts made to prevent and treat this disease. This event is held on 24 March every year as part of TB Month and is promoted by organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO).
South Africa commemorates World TB Day 2012 under theme: “Zero Infections, Deaths, Stigma and Discrimination from TB and HIV in my Lifetime”, which focuses on improved management of TB and HIV in South African mines. This is linked to the global theme: “Stop TB in my Lifetime”.
The Deputy President of South Africa, Mr Kgalema Motlanthe, the Department of Health, the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) and key stakeholders will lead a phased programme leading to World AIDS Day. In continuum from last year, the Kick TB Campaign will continue to involve scholars in the fight against TB and promote healthy lifestyles. World TB Day will also initiate an annual roll-out of TB and HIV services to all gold mines.
- Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe addresses world tuberculosis day commemoration, 24 Mar
- MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo commemorates 2012 World TB Day, 27 Mar
Read the key messages from Government on the fight against TB.