March 24, 2021: World TB Day
World TB Day
Each year on March 24, CDC joins the global community to recognize World Tuberculosis (TB) Day and renew our commitment to end this preventable, treatable disease. Between 2000 and 2019, 60 million lives were saved, and TB deaths fell by 41 percent. Despite this progress, the global community is running out of time to achieve ambitious global targets to end TB by 2030. Learn about CDC’s efforts to accelerate progress towards ending this devastating disease.
CDC Director Dr. Walensky commemorates World TB Day, acknowledging the unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and stressing the importance of essential TB prevention and control services.
CDC Vietnam helped triple TB diagnoses and improve access to life-saving treatment for people living with HIV through a partnership between TB and HIV programs.
Learn how community health workers lead efforts to protect patients from TB and COVID-19 in Namibia, a country with one of the highest TB infection rates in the world.
In a country with one of the highest incidence rates of TB globally, stigma has deadly consequences.
On February 7, 2021 the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced that a case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) had been confirmed in Biena Health Zone, North Kivu Province. Subsequent cases have since been confirmed. North Kivu was previously affected by EVD during the 2018-2020 Ebola outbreak, the largest in DRC’s history, which was declared over on June 25, 2020. Learn more
On February 14, 2021 the MOH in Guinea announced that cases of EVD had been confirmed in N’Zérékoré Prefecture, a forested rural region in southeast Guinea. These are the first cases of EVD confirmed in Guinea since the 2014–2016 West Africa outbreak, the largest in history, was declared over. Learn more
CDC works with partners around the world to respond to the pandemic. As part of these efforts, CDC is working to expand the capacity to detect and respond to newly identified variants of the virus that causes COVID-19. Find updated CDC resources for the global health community:
March 15: CDC in Tanzania
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March 3: Global Investments, Domestic Dividendsexternal icon
GHC3 Talks Podcast
March 1: People living with HIV in Mumbai receive uninterrupted medication
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March 24 – World TB Day
April 7 – World Health Day
April 24 – World Meningitis Day
April 25 – World Malaria Day
April 24/30 – World Immunization Week